Sunday, June 28, 2009

So Close, But No Cigar For U.S.

The U.S. jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the FIFA Confederations Cup Final in South Africa today, and it looked like an upset of historic proportions might be in the cards.

It wasn't to be.

Brazil, down by two at halftime, came storming back in the second half on goals by Luis Fabiano, who scored twice, and Lucio, the go-ahead goal inside the last seven minutes. It was a terrific match, and the Americans did themselves proud.

Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan scored the early goals for the Americans. Here's the full story from ESPN Soccernet.

Nice job, guys. No shame in losing to a team with the history of Brazil, who won their third Confederations Cup. They threw a mighty scare into the Brazilians, and earned a lot of respect in this tournament for sure.

Now, it's on to qualifying for a return to South Africa and the World Cup next June.

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