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United States beats Spain 2-0

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) -- The U.S. soccer team pulled off a major upset Wednesday, beating top-ranked Spain 2-0 on goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey.

The victory sends the Americans to the Confederations Cup final, and snaps Spain's 15-game winning streak. Spain hadn't been beaten since a loss to Romania in November 2006.

The United States is ranked 14th and was nearly eliminated after losing its first two games in the eight-nation Confederations Cup, a World Cup warm up.

The Americans will play defending champion Brazil or host South Africa on Sunday in its first men's final at a FIFA competition.

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