Spain 0 - 2 US ... What is your opinion

@akuler (3534)
Malaysia
June 24, 2009 9:17pm CST
US shock Spain by beating them 2-0. Goal by Jozy Altidore (26") and Dempsey (74") bring US to the final and it is a real heart breaker for many Spain Supporter. Starting with underdog tag, US play their heart out and stop everything from Spain firing squad. Unbeaten for 35 games and 15 strait win until today games mean nothing for Spain. What do you think about this.
3 responses
@emmanola (482)
25 Jun 09
I feel the USA deserved the victory. That the Americans put two unreplied goals past the Spaniards in the game is a prove that they weren't just lucky but adopted a good tactic for the game. The truth is that, while luck played a part in the victory of the Americans, they worked hard for the two goals and deserved them. The Spanish team hard many chances but failed to convert a single one; oh, what a night they won't want to remember! The Spanish players didn't played so well as they would prefer because the Americans contested for the ball on the pitch. Oguchi Onyewu in the heart of the defence of the Americans was simply fantastic; and he didn't make any serious mistake. Goalkeeper Howard scored full mark for the heroic saves he made to frustrate the Spaniards from scoring. He had a wonderful game. The Spaniards wanted to move the ball in the eighteen yard box before trying for goal and that was their undoing. By the time they realised that that tactic won't work and started to take long range shots, the American equally changed their tactic throwing themselves at any ball coming from the Spaniards thus blocking most shots. Congratulations to the Americans!
@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 09
Hi emmanola, I agree with you. Ever team deserved what they got. Americans deserved their victory because they work hard to achieve it even with negative tactic. Negative tactics is very popular now when a "small" team play against "big" team. Spain deserved their lose because their striker strike at the wrong places. This is maybe because they underestimate their opponent and plus a little bit of no luck. The way they play not even same with their standard of being no 1 rank in world. Congratulation to the Americans and hopefully they can give a good fight again against Brazil at the final (Brazil won 1-0 in the other semi final). Thank you for your comment and have a nice day.
• India
25 Jun 09
US played just like how Chelsea played against Barca in the UCL semi-final's first leg. How could the US place eight players in defence! Its a disgrace to the spirit of football! They should have shown some sportsman spirit! anyways a win is a win. I hope Brazil will win the Confed Cup now.
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@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 09
Hi siddfisher, I agree with you. A win is a win. You play to win and use what ever methods to win it. That is the problem when "big team" play against "less big team". The "less big team" usually employ not to lose tactics. They never care how they play. As long as they can stop their opponent from scoring, they will be happy. They didn't play to win but not to lose. Anyways, congratulation to US. Happy mylotting and thank you for keeping this discussion alive.
• Hong Kong
25 Jun 09
Terrible, I can't believe that Spain just lost the game. US is not playing well, they are just keeping most of their man in their half and defense. Spain is performing very bad yesterday indeed, thye have got quite a few good chances but they just can't put it in the net, and their defense is a nightmare. The second goal from US was classic, the defender of Spain stop the ball exactly in front of the US forward......
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@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 09
Hi mugglecacr, Actually I didn't watch live telecast of that game (I didn't even know the game played yesterday). I only know about this after one of our friend here told me. Because of the different time zone, sometime I forgot the schedule. But, that is the game of football. No matter how badly you play, if you can stop the opponent from scoring, you will never lose. People only remember the result, not how the game played. Actually I hope the final will be Spain vs Brazil. We put more interest to watch the match when the "big team" play against each other. Thank you for keeping this discussion a live. Happy mylotting.