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USA Shocks the World Beating No.1 Ranked Spain in Confed Semis

BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 24:  Jozy Altidore (R) of USA celebrates scoring his sides opening goal with his teammate Charlie Davies during the FIFA Confederations Cup Semi Final match between Spain and USA at Free State Stadium on June 24, 2009 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Greg HuntoonCorrespondent IJune 24, 2009

In case you haven't heard the news yet, the United States has just stunned the world. The USA Men's Soccer team has just taken down the world's top-ranked team, Spain, 2-0.

USA's youthful, speedy and strong forward Jozy Altidore made a great move at the top of the box off of a pass from Clint Dempsey, turned and put a shot off Keeper Casillas' glove and the left post for the lead in the 27th minute.

The Americans put the game away in the 74th minute on a Clint Dempsey goal served by Benny Feilhaber and Captain Landon Donovan.

Tim Howard was stout in the US goal, staving off repeated attacks on goal from the able Spanish strikers. The shutout of the Spaniards puts a dramatic end to their 34-game winning streak, and sends the United States to the Confederations Cup Final against the winner of Brazil and South Africa.

For all of those who have been pained by the decline of USA soccer in the last couple of years, this certainly serves notice that the Americans are no joke!

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