[Confed Cup] Spain 0-2 USA
SPAIN 0-2 USA
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
The United States of America caused one of the biggest upsets in world football by beating European champions Spain in the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup. Jozy Altidore broke the deadlock on 27 minutes when he turned Joan Capdevila and beat Iker Casillas from 15 yards. Clint Dempsey then doubled the lead on 74 minutes when he converted Landon Donovan's pass from close range. The defeat in Bloemfontein ended Spain's world record of 15 straight wins and their 35-match unbeaten run. The Americans will now play Brazil or hosts South Africa in Sunday's final.
Spain: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Capdevila, Pique, Puyol, Xavi, Fabregas (Santi Cazorla 68), Alonso, Riera (Mata 78), Torres, Villa.
USA: Howard, DeMerit, Spector, Bocanegra, Onyewu, Clark, Dempsey (Bornstein 88), Davies (Feilhaber 69), Donovan, Bradley, Altidore (Casey 84).
[Confederations Cup Semi-Finals]