Into the flood again

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“In the wake of the Wednesday’s crazy 2-0 win by the U.S. over Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals, we’ve seen the term ‘Miracle on Grass’ tossed around. Pardon me while I go vomit. Not to turn this post into another media examination, but drawing comparisons to the 1980 U.S. hockey win over the Soviets at the Lake Placid Olympiad is simple-minded thinking.” (That’s On Point)

Fearless U.S. braced for Brazil showdown (Guardian)
“The United States are one victory away from claiming a major FIFA competition for the first time if they can produce another shock against Brazil when the Confederations Cup competition reaches its climax on Sunday.”

Altidore, Afterthought in Spanish League, Stars for the U.S. (NYT)
“In the days before the United States stunned Spain in the Confederations Cup, forward Jozy Altidore sent a text message to his friend Joan Capdevila, the Spanish defender. ‘Be careful of the USA,’ Altidore texted Capdevila, his teammate at Villarreal in the Spanish league. Capdevila later joked that while Altidore’s sentiment was clear, his Spanish grammar was not.”

Gavin Hamilton: Some thoughts on the Confederations Cup (World Soccer)
“Ok, so we are still a way off the start of the new Premier League season, but the opening day fixtures are now out. See the full list of top-flight games and the early match betting.”

Kaka backs England for 2010 World Cup success (Telegraph)
“The South Americans have shown ominous form in progressing to the final of the Confederations Cup, where they will face the USA in Johannesburg tomorrow. Along with European champions Spain, Brazil look sure to go into next year’s tournament as favourites, but the Real Madrid playmaker believes they are not the only ones capable of taking the crown. ”

USA v Brazil (BBC)
“USA must make an enforced change, with midfielder Michael Bradley suspended after becoming the third American to be sent off during this tournament. Former Derby midfielder Benny Feilhaber is vying for Bradley’s spot with DaMarcus Beasley and Sacha Kljestan.”

U.S. aiming for upset in Confederations Cup final (ESPN)
“The United States are one victory away from claiming a major FIFA competition for the first time if they can produce another shock against Brazil when the Confederations Cup competition reaches its climax on Sunday.”

Betting Preview: Brazil v United States – Confederations Cup Final (101 Great Goals)
“While pre-tournament forecasters may have identified Brazil, the defending champions, as a likely finalist at the Confederations Cup, the United States arrived in South Africa in a state of flux and with most analysts skimming over the US challenge.”

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