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You can’t be happy when your team loses; but, the United States getting to play in a Final ending with a close defeat by Brazil in the Confederations Cup, 2-3 in South Africa is something that would be unheard of a few years ago.
The RSA team played better than anyone thought they could. The USA team did as well – and good enough to make the final. Both of these teams surprised the experts. There are national teams in many football powerhouse nations who didn’t even get into the tourney. Their pundits will have suitable excuses to go along with unique answers as to how and why the US team made it to the end. I won’t elaborate.
Tim Howard was my man of the tournament all along. I said so in earlier posts.
Congratulations, Tim. And keep the Blue side of Liverpool on top next season.