ST. LOUIS -- A year ago, a San Francisco 49ers touchdown run against the Rams would have been cause for despair at the Hot Shots Bar & Grill in suburban St. Louis. On Monday night, it was cause for celebration.About 50 patrons cheered every Rams mistake and every 49ers success during the game, the first since Rams owner Stan Kroenke took his football team back to Los Angeles after a 21-year stay in St. Louis. The 49ers posted their first season-opening shutout in franchise history, beating the Rams 28-0.Eight months after the league approved Kroenkes relocation request, jilted fans in and around the Gateway City havent shaken the resentment. Not by a long shot.Whoever they play, Im rooting against them, Peter Mueller, a 22-year-old security officer from Wentzville, Missouri, said while watching one of several TVs tuned to the game.Mueller acknowledged its a bittersweet feeling. His father had season tickets at the Edward Jones Dome, and he often tagged along to games, including those in the glory days when the Rams won one Super Bowl, in 2000, and lost another two years later.The Rams have ranged from bad to awful in the years since, but fans agree that bad football was better than no football. Kroenke, a native Missourian, is now Public Enemy No. 1 in St. Louis.I definitely feel betrayed, said 66-year-old Buzz Webb. The retired real estate agent figures that since his daughters live in Kansas City, hell take a shine to the Chiefs.I still love the Rams players that were here, but the Rams as a whole -- long gone to me, Webb said.St. Louis is widely known as a baseball city, and rightly so given the Cardinals history of success on the field and in the stands. They have topped the 3 million attendance mark for the 13th straight season. It wasnt long ago that the Rams were at the top of the heap, too.Hundreds of thousands lined the streets downtown in 2000 after the Rams beat the Tennessee Titans 23-16 in Super Bowl 34. The Rams sold out every home game from their arrival in 1995 until December 2006, a 95-game streak that ended due to a dreadful run of football that continued through their departure. The team hasnt had a winning season since 2003. By last season, the on-field performance and Kroenkes obvious interest in L.A. caused the Rams to drop to the bottom of the NFL in attendance.Kroenkes proposal to move the team west and build a $2 billion stadium in Inglewood, California, was met warmly by league owners, helped along by the teams scathing analysis of the St. Louis market that became public days before the NFL relocation vote in January. That analysis still sticks in the craw of many fans, including 24-year-old St. Louis County police officer Scott MacKenzie, who watched the game at Hot Shots with Mueller.That really turned me against Kroenke and the Rams, MacKenzie said.At a Turn or Burn event Saturday, about 150 people came to the Elks Lodge in Oakville, a St. Louis suburb, with their old Rams clothing and hats. They could either burn it or have it shipped to Los Angeles and donated to needy veterans. Most opted to donate.Bob Eckelkamp, 70, who helped coordinate the event, said one of the highlights of the night was shooting paintballs at a poster of Kroenke.I dont know if people hate the Rams so much, Eckelkamp said. They mostly hate Kroenke. Custom Giants Jerseys .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. Cheap Custom Giants Jersey . 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He will consult with the medical staffs of U.S. Soccer and of the Bolton Wanderers, his England-based club, to formulate a treatment plan. "We are absolutely devastated for Stuart," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "He is such a great part of our team on the field and the locker room. He worked tremendously hard to recover from previous injuries and had really come back into form. "He was fully prepared to head back to Bolton and challenge for a starting spot. Now he will have our full support as he goes down this road again, and we will be with him every step of the way." Holden collided with Panamas Alberto Quintero and took a knock on his left knee 18 minutes into the first half, but he grabbed his right knee after he hit the ground. Trainers worked with him briefly on the field before he got off and walked to the sideline, where they continued to work on him. As Holden sat on the bench, his head buried in his hands, teammates patted him on the head and shoulders trying to console him. He walked to the locker room a short time later, and was limping visibly when he rejoined his teammates for the victory ceremony. He later posted a photo of himself oon Twitter drinking from the Gold Cup trophy.dddddddddddd. "I will rise again!" Holden said Monday on Twitter. "Big love and thx to all the (at)officialbwfc and (at)ussoccer supporters, we will conquer once more. Lets do this .noholdenback" Holdens recent history has been a painful one. He broke his right leg on a vicious tackle by the Netherlands Nigel de Jong in March 2010. He hurt his left knee against Manchester United from Jonny Evans tackle a year later. Holden returned from surgery for a League Cup match against Aston Villa that September, then needed more surgery eight days later. He was out until January of this year, returning for three substitute appearances for Bolton, then four starts during a one-month loan to Sheffield on Wednesday, and another last-minute cameo for Bolton. All the while, he kept the faith that he could be a part of the U.S. team as it tried to qualify for next years World Cup. Although he has not been in a final-round qualifier, Holden got back on the national squad, making his first appearance in more than two years when he entered as a substitute on May 29 against Belgium. He was on the field for the entire 90 minutes of a Gold Cup group-round victory over Costa Rica. Now, he faces the unenviable challenge of yet another long recovery. Usually, a torn ACLs minimum recovery time is six months. The World Cup begins next June. ' ' '