Major Upset: U.S. beats #1 Ranked Spain in Confederations Cup (UPDATE w/ video added)

UPDATE: Video of both of our goals in four different languages.

In order: English (American), English (British), Portuguese, German, and Korean.


In the Confederations Cup in South Africa, the United States men’s national soccer team just beat Spain, the #1 team in the world, 2-0.

Spain had been unbeaten in its 35 previous matches, and hadn’t lost to a non-European team since 1999, when they fell to Argentina.

Truly unbelievable.

Highlights are here.

And here are pics from the game, via Getty Images:


The U.S. men's national team


U.S. coach, Bob Bradley

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Joze Altidore fights Spain's Joan Capdevila for the ball

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Altidor holds off Spain's Carles Puyol

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Joze Altidore and Charlie Davies celebrate after Altidore's goal


Joze Altidore celebrates his goal that put the U.S. up 1-0


U.S. goalkeeper, Tim Howard, makes a save

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Clint Dempsey fights for the ball

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Clint Dempsey kicks it past Fernando Torres to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead


Dempsey celebrates his goal

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Dempsey and Altidore, the two goal scorers, celebrate after Dempsey's goal


Spain's Sergio Ramos, looking dejected


Spain's Fernando Torres, looking beaten

After Dempsey Goal

Spain's goalkeeper, Iker Casillas reacts to a play

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Howard punches the ball out of harm's way


U.S. teammates Benny Feilhaber, Ricardo Clark, and Jonathan Bornstein all celebrate the U.S.'s 2-0 win

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Players celebrate their victory against the #1 team in the world


2 Responses to Major Upset: U.S. beats #1 Ranked Spain in Confederations Cup (UPDATE w/ video added)

  1. Tara says:

    Great pics! and YAY for good news! šŸ™‚

  2. bobbygee says:

    great win Bobby Gee check out my blog

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