With goals from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey (pictured), the United States stunned Spain 2-0 in the Confederations Cup semifinals in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The U.S. ended top-ranked Spain's 15-match winning streak and record-tying 35-match unbeaten streak.
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Clint Dempsey scored in the 74th minute to give the U.S. its 2-0 lead.
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Jozy Altidore broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 27th minute for the Americans, who have advanced to their first final at a FIFA event.
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Jozy Altidore had been slumping before coming up big against Spain.
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Three days after it miraculously qualified for the semifinals, the U.S. celebrated an even bigger victory, the 2-0 win over Spain.
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The U.S. awaits the winner of the Brazil-South Africa match.
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Tim Howard helped the U.S. hand the Spaniards their first loss since November 2006.
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Tim Howard had allowed six goals in his first three games of the World Cup warm-up tournament before blanking Spain.
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Landon Donovan and the U.S. entered the match ranked 14th in the world, and had been routed by Italy and Brazil earlier in the tournament by a combined 6-1.
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U.S. midfielder Ricardo Clark challenges forward David Villa, who had four of Spain's eight shots on goal.
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Jozy Altidore fights for the ball with Carles Puyol.
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Fernando Torres came into the match with three goals in the Confederations Cup, but he was unable to break through against the Americans.
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Tim Howard makes a save as teammate Jay DeMerit and Spain's Fernando Torres look on.
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