U.S. versus Brazil

U.S. team rides newfound confidence into Sunday's final

June 26, 2009
By Luke Cyphers
SANDTON, South Africa -- The Confederations Cup already provides proof that the U.S. team can deal with catcalls. Now, the team will test its ability to handle curtain calls.

After a historic 2-0 semifinal victory over No. 1-ranked Spain, a win as convincing as it was surprising, the Americans face yet another heavyweight, Brazil, in Sunday's final. The Confederations Cup is the United States' first opportunity in history to win a major international championship.

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