Holy Crap, Did That Just Happen?
I’ll be the first to admit to not being a die-hard soccer fan. Sure, I watch the World Cup every four years (which is probably much more than most other Americans), and I take a casual interest on the World Cup qualifying, but even I cannot help but get swept up in the fervor surrounding the Americans shocking Spain in an unbelievable 2-0 victory on goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey, Spain’s first defeat since 2006.
Instead of attempting to analyze what went right for the U.S. – or perhaps more fittingly, what went wrong for Spain – I am instead going to simply enjoy the victory.
Now it’s up to the U.S. team to not rest on their laurels (as they have frequently done in the past when some level of success is achieved), but to use this victory as a springboard to bigger and better things on the global soccer stage.
But for now, let’s savor the victory. We can start worrying again come Sunday when the Confederations Cup championship match takes place. Bring on Brazil! No, actually, bring on South Africa – let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
United States beats Spain 2-0 [The Associated Press]