BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — The U.S. soccer team pulled off a major upset Thursday, 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 warmup.
The Americans will play defending champion Brazil or host South Africa on Sunday in its first men’s final at a FIFA competition.