Confederations Cup final

Selecao stage furious second-half rally to break U.S. hearts

June 28, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
The U.S. men's national team spent its first two games at the Confederations Cup absorbing some harsh lessons. In the following two games -- and for the first 45 minutes of Sunday's final -- it dished out some of its own. But in the end, the U.S. was given a master class in finishing off a game by Brazil. As a result, a gallant American effort fell just short as they were unable to hold a two-goal lead, and dropped a pulsating 3-2 match.

It's a result that will no doubt stick in the craw ...

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