Wednesday, June 24, 2009

USA victory over European Champion Spain

The United States of America eliminate the European Campions Spain in the Confederations cup with a crushing 2-0 victory.

Quick Match Report

5' Landon Donovan gets a yellow card-USA
27' GOAL!!! Jozy Altidore scores-USA
27' Jozy altidore gets a yellow card-USA
36' Juan Capdevilla receives a yellow card-Spain
68' Fabregas is replaced by Santi Cazorla-Spain
69' Davies replaced by Feilhaber-USA
74' GOAL!!! Clint Dempsey scores-USA
78' Riera is replaced by Mata-Spain
84' Altidore is replaced by Casey-USA
86' Micheal Bradley receives a red card and will miss the final-USA
88' Dempsey is replaced by Bornstein-USA
89' Gerard Pique receives a yellow card

Final score 2-0 for the United States of America

Match Report

Spain being the favorites to win the Confederations Cup came out with arrogance against a tough hardworking USA side that constantly fielded 10 men behind the ball, counter-attacking with speed and precision.
The USA start off well in the 4th minute with Casillas having to clear the ball off of Altidores feet, and Ricardo clark in the 6th minute tries a bicycle kick that ends up wide of the left post. Dempsey in the 8th minute shoots from outside the box that ends up just wide. Spain try and cause havoc but Torres cant find his scoring boots.
In the 27th minute Jozy Altidore scores with powerful hold up play that ends up with a hard and low shot on goal that Casillas could only get a hand to. in the 45th minute Tim Howard saves well as Torres' shot ricochets off of Howards foot and into the post. In the second half Spain put more pressure on the Americans with David Villa and Riera, but Howard saves and Riera shoots just wide. The USA double their lead with Dempsey in the 72nd minute after Donovan's shot is deflected and not cleared and Dempsey steals away and shoots past Casillas. Spain tries to mix it up by replacing Riera for Mata in the 78th minute. Xabi Alonso tries to score but Howard is equal to it. Casey replaces the impressive Altidorein the 83rd minute.
Michael Bradley is sent off for a foul on Xabi Alonso and will miss the final, Howard continues to prove himself as he saves Puyol's close shot. in the 89th minute Bornstein replaces a great Dempsey. And Spain try a last attempt to score as Howard saves at the feet of Villa.
The USA finishes this game with tactical nuance and a score-line that reflects the hardworking side, 2-0.


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