World Cup 2014

World Cup Memories: Sporting KC's Matt Besler recalls chills & thrill of epic Landon Donovan goal

It's 15 days and counting until the Brazil 2014 World Cup is officially underway and Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler won't be watching it on some small TV at home like he did his first one in 1994.

He'll actually play in it.

Besler is on the USA's final 23-man roster which the entire nation will hope can replicate a moment as epic as the 2010 goal that lit up the Kansas City Power & Light District. That's where Besler and the rest of his Sporting Kansas City teammates watched the decisive USA vs. Algeria match together with thousands of other fans.

Watch him talk about it in the video above. And you can re-live his experience below ... "The place just went nuts," Besler says. "It gave me chills. It was an amazing feeling."

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Clint Dempsey: Childhood dreams come true with a single goal

Bruce Arena: First World Cup game? Only one of the biggest upsets in history

Landon Donovan: Baggio's missed PK in '94 leaves profound impact on US great

Kyle Beckerman: The Saudi Arabian who inspired RSL's World Cup hopeful

Jason deVos: 1986ers pave the way for future Canadian national team star

Will Johnson: Timbers captain experiences agony and ecstasy in 120 minutes in 1998

Michael Bradley: The miracle comeback that he helped author in South Africa 2010

Carlos Valderrama: The goal that brings goosebumps to every Colombian

Clint Mathis: The Mohawk and the Red Sea in South Korea

Robbie Keane: Lady Luck shines on Republic of Ireland in 2002

Tim Cahill: RBNY star goes down in the history books in 2006

Grant Wahl: How the 1998 final shaped a Sports Illustrated writer's career

Jermain Defoe: Consolation for not making it to Brazil? His goal in 2010

Nick Rimando: RSL 'keeper fulfills a dream hatched in Pasadena in 1994

Peter Vermes: Sporting KC boss lived the greatest World Cup atmosphere