Sunday, June 28, 2009

Most important game in US soccer

In the wake of the United States men’s football team’s 2-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals on Wednesday, what passes for America’s soccer media had a fine debate over where the win ranked all time. They came in all over the map.

Make no mistake about this, though, if the U.S. can defeat Brazil on Sunday for the Confederations Cup title, it will be the most important moment for soccer in this country ever.

That may not mean the same as its most significant victory. Defeating Mexico in the World Cup en route to a quarterfinals appearance may have meant more in pure soccer terms.

Actually winning a real FIFA tournament, however, and defeating major world powers to do it would serve notice to Americans that America’s team is worth their attention.


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