Wednesday, June 24, 2009

6/24/09: Incredible



Jozy Altidore scored in the 27th minute and Clint Dempsey finished off Spain in the second half as the USA got a shock 2-0 victory over the number #1 team in the world. Spain before today hadn't lost in their last 35 matches(32-0-3), but Spain's luck ran out today. USA's win takes them to the final to await the winner of Brazil vs. South Africa. A win that was secured in the second half by a heads up goal by Clint Dempsey, as Sergio Ramos's mental lapse in front of the goal mouth led to a tapped ball straight into the waiting wings of a striking Clint Dempsey.

That goal along with the spirited defense of Onyewu, DeMerit, Spector, and Bocanegra was enough for the USA to pull off a shock victory and a 360 turnaround in this Confederations Cup tournament. USA started the tournament with 2 losses being outscored 6-1 by Italy and Brazil. However, in the last two games the US has blanked their opponents Egypt and Spain by a mark of 5-0. The USA now has a chance to win the whole thing on Sunday, which would lead to much confidence heading towards the World Cup.

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4 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing. A completely different team from a couple matches ago.

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  2. probably the best defending and goalkeeping i have ever seen

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  3. does anybody know if frankie will play on saturday for the crew or will he stay in South Africa for the final even though he won't play ?

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  4. Frankie will be in Columbus. Don't know if he's gonna start or not. My guess is yes.

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