Team USA Gets It Done

BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 24:  Landon Donovan  #10 Benny Feilhaber#22 od USA celebrate with their bench players a goal by Clint Dempsey #8 of USA  of Spain looks on during the FIFA Confederations Cup Semi Final match between Spain and USA at the Free State stadium on June 24, 2009 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Don AbrahamContributor IJune 24, 2009

Finally, the time has arrived. Team USA has won a meaningful game in international soccer.

By beating Spain the USA, have garnered attention in the international soccer community. This victory is no fluke. Team USA has showed poise and discipline since losing 3-0 to Brazil, in the first round of the Confederations Cup.

Team USA played the number one team in the world, and gave them a run for their money, against a loaded Spain team, comprised of some of the world's best talent.

I can assure you one thing! Several Team USA players are on the transfer block, after the past two performances.

Imagine what Team USA is going to look like next year at the World Cup, with Maurice Edu in the lineup, and a couple players like Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, and Michael Bradley receiving more experience in Europe.  

Conversely, hats off to the defense for the shutout against a powerful front lineup, they held their own and accomplished what no other team was able to accomplish in 35 matches.

Bob Bradley, has done an excellent job with the group of guys and must be commended.


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