Thursday, June 25, 2009


The United States caused one of the biggest upsets in world football by beating Spain in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup. The result has cast an air of doom and gloom over the country.

Jozy Altidore broke the deadlock on 27 minutes when he turned Joan Capdevila and beat Iker Casillas from 15 yards. Fulham's Clint Dempsey then doubled the lead on 74 minutes when he converted Landon Donovan's pass from close range.

The defeat in South Africa has ended Spain's world record of 15 straight wins and a 35-match unbeaten run.

The US opened the tournament with a 3-1 loss to world champions Italy before being outclassed 3-0 by Brazil but they advanced to the last four by beating Egypt 3-0. Spain, on the other hand got through with maximum points.

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