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.



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

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

  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 ?

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