Relive four of the greatest moments in USMNT soccer history. Each set comes with four laser-etched coasters depicting these historic plays:
2010 World Cup - Group Stage, S. Africa vs Algeria - Winning the group
1994 World Cup - Group Stage, USA vs Colombia - Beating the favorites
2002 World Cup - Rnd of 16, S. Korea vs Mexico - Dos a Cero
1950 World Cup - Group Stage, Brazil vs England - 500 to 1
These slate coasters are laser-etched indelibly into the stone itself.
- Size: 4" x 4" x 0.25" per coaster
- Weight: 0.25lbs (4oz)
- Natural edge
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2010 World Cup - Group Stage, S. Africa
Winning the group
USMNT vs Algeria
1 - 0
23 June, 2010
The US needed a win against Algeria to advance out of the group stage. They had two draws and another draw would not be good enough to go on. Win the game and win the group. Draw and go home. 90 minutes went by without either team scoring a goal. With 4 minutes of extra time put up on the board Landon Donovan led a breakaway attack, passing to Jozy Altidore who took a shot from the edge of the box with Dempsey closing in on the goalie. The Algerian goalie deflected and Dempsey was too far past to recover and strike when Donovan sliced in from center field to put the ball in the back of the net.
1994 World Cup - Group Stage, USA
Beating the favorites
USMNT vs Colombia
2 - 1
22 June, 1994
Columbia was picked by Pele to win this world cup on the back of a 28-game unbeaten run and a 5-0 defeat of Argentina. They were also heavily funded by drug lords at the apex of their power, and the team received death threat phone calls from their drug cartel sponsors in the dressing room minutes before kick-off. Yet, the Columbians lost to the massive underdog U.S. team in the sun-kissed Rose Bowl. Colmbia's captain, Andres Escobar, scored an own goal and, one month later, was murdered outside a Medellin nightclub for it.
2002 World Cup - Rnd of 16, S. Korea
Dos a Cero
USMNT vs Mexico
2 - 0
17 June, 2002
This is when 'Dos a Cero' took full flight, USA knocked out Mexico 2 to nothing after finishing dead last in the 1998 World Cup. Brian McBride had an early goal in the 7th minute off an assist from Josh Wolff following a blazing run from Claudio Reyna. Mexico never recovered and Landon Donovan put the game away in the 64th minute off a cross from Eddie Lewis.
1950 World Cup - Group Stage, Brazil
500 to 1
USMNT vs England
1 - 0
29 June, 1950
The experienced England team was favored in 500-1 over the amateur group of Americans who had been hastily put together as a team for the World Cup. Though England dominated the game, the US scored the lone goal in the 37th minute with a shot from Walter Bahr deflecting just enough off of a diving Joe Gaetjen's head to put the ball to the left of the keeper and in to the back of the net.
I purchased a set for a gift for my husband. We were disappointed to find that one of the corners on one coaster was completely chipped off. We've requested a new set, however it hasn't been resolved.
As a Braves Fan we had to wait quite a while for this championship. When I saw these I had to get them for some of my family for Christmas who are avid Braves Fans. When they arrived they were not in great shape. I contacted customer service and they went above and beyond. They replaced both sets free of charge and told me not to send back the defective ones. While on Christmas I gifted the defective coasters both my sister and son went absolutely nuts. I told them that the replacements would come soon but couldn't make it in time for Christmas. Both responded these are the coolest things they got this year and after having waited 26 years for this championship what's a couple extra weeks. I have to say I couldn't be happier for the unique gift idea from Playbook Products or with their response to the original defective coasters. The new ones arrived and have been delivered to the appropriate recipients and they were as excited as they were Christmas morning. To say the least I will be ordering several other sets of other coasters for other members of my Family. I've got an Ohio State fan that will be getting her set for her birthday. Thanks again Playbook Products for great gift ideas and for Exceptional Customer Service.
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I ordered on Dec 27th. Today is January 12th and it still hasn’t shipped.
Got these for my brother, who is a big soccer fan. He loves them! The coasters are great quality and they were such a unique gift!