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In one of the biggest upsets in international football in recent times the USA beat European champions Spain 2-0 in the first semifinal of the 2009 Confederations Cup in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

USA's Jozy Altidore, who has struggled to break into Spanish club side Villareal, opened the scoring at the Free State Stadium on 27 minutes when he used his strength to shrug off Spain's defender Joan Capdevilla before lashing home off Iker Casillas from the edge of the area.

A superb performance from USA and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard and stubborn defense kept out Spain's potent attacking duo of Fernando Torres and David Villa for much of the game, as the American's dream of a win looked increasingly likely. Read full article »

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