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US Soccer with an amazing upset

RUFUS

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Dec 1, 2006
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I know that there are only about 7 people in the US that follows international soccer but the US just upset Spain in the Confederations Cup and is moving on to the finals against Brazil(probably).

Sunday at 2:25pm on ESPN.

Amazing game and well deserved by the US team. Snapping Spain's 35 game unbeaten strength non the less.
 
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Bicyclist

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Apr 4, 2004
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Seriously, the US beat Spain?!?! I don't really follow soccer, but from what I picked up of it last year living in Spain, that's crazy! There will be some belligerent Spaniards out in the streets for sure.
 

CRoss

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Nov 20, 2006
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It was a good game. The US's first goal was the first goal scored on Spain since April if I remember correctly.
 

JGill

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The match was intense. The last half Spain pressed super hard but USA definitely fought them right back to hold on for the shutout. Spain has always been my country but I was super impressed by the USA and believe they deserve every bit of the victory. You don't have to be a "football" fan to get into that match. Classic...
 

dump

Turbo Monkey
Oct 12, 2001
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The US soccer team definitely seems to be getting better. The proof will be at the world cup. Last time out, they didn't win a single match - spain on the other hand made it to the round of 16 before being beaten by the eventual runners up France. fwiw.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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The finals should be interesting. With any luck, the same team will show up and give Brazil a game.

We have an awesome team right now. If they can play like that the rest of the way, we will get a few more wins.

:fans::fans::fans:
 

I Are Baboon

nuts of sashimi
Aug 6, 2001
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MTB New England
So it appears USA is getting better at soccer and worse at baseball. Who'da thunk it?

I'm not a huge soccer fan but I'm glad to see the US do well. With soccer being the biggest sport in the world, it sucks to see us getting spanked all the time.
 

JohnE

filthy rascist
May 13, 2005
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Front Range, dude...
Hope Solo aint bad...but she uses the wrong locker room. I had big hopes for Zach Thornton back a few years, but he never panned out...Keller is done, isnt he in Seattle now?
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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Portland, OR
Hope Solo aint bad...but she uses the wrong locker room. I had big hopes for Zach Thornton back a few years, but he never panned out...Keller is done, isnt he in Seattle now?
Thornton is still good, he's just too big to be fast. I remember when he won the shot speed contest at the all star game years ago. He beat out a bunch of strikers by like 10mph. His first shot went over the cross bar and carried 2 states.

Yes, Keller is in goal for the Sounders, they are in town next week. He played at the University of Portland, so it's always a big deal when he comes to town. Keller still has game, but he's old.