U.S. Soccer Defeats #1 Team In The World

By: By Raf Casert, AP Sports Writer Email
By: By Raf Casert, AP Sports Writer Email

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) - The U.S. Soccer team pulled off a major upset Wednesday, beating top-ranked Spain 2-0 on goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey.

The victory sends the Americans to the Confederations Cup final, and snaps Spain's 15-game winning streak. Spain hadn't been beaten since a loss to Romania in November 2006.

The United States is ranked 14th and was nearly eliminated after losing its first two games in the eight-nation Confederations Cup, a World Cup warmup.

The Americans will play defending champion Brazil or host South Africa on Sunday in its first men's final at a FIFA competition.

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


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