Italy Rallies To Beat U.S. At Confederations Cup

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - New Jersey-born Giuseppe Rossi scored twice in the second half and Daniele De Rossi had a goal, leading Italy over the United States 3-1 Monday night in its opener at the FIFA Confederations Cup.

The U.S. played a man short after Ricardo Clark was ejected in the 33rd minute for a late tackle on Gennaro Gattuso, but went ahead eight minutes later when Landon Donovan converted a penalty kick for his American-record 40th international goal.

Rossi, who spurned the U.S. National Team program to play for Italy, entered in the 57th minute and tied the score a minute later with a 30-yard shot after stripping the ball from Benny Feilhaber.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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