For 45- straight minutes, the United States was king of the world. With two quick goals in the first half of play, it was apparent that the United States was about to create their own miracle. The style of play that annoys international soccer was about to make another victim out of Brazil.
Then it was half-time and I am sure Brazilian Coach Dunga let his team have a piece of his mind because it was hardly one minute into the second half when Brazil scored..and scored...and scored again.
By the time the game was over, Brazil had comeback from a three goal deficit, to solidy itself as the number #1 world power; however, during the first-half the U.S.A. was number #1.
Needless to say, the silver medal finish for the U.S.A. will hardly go noticed back home but for the rest of the world, for 45 minutes, they realized that in the next decade several European and South American nations will have a new soccer power to deal with.
We applaude the valiant effort with which TEAM USA played in this Confederations Cup.
Better things are yet to come.
You can count on it.
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