Spain slams U.S. with 4-0 win
The Spanish national team proved its dominance with a 4-0 thrashing of the U.S. at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Coming off their World Cup win, not many will doubt that Spain is the best team in the world right now. Yet the U.S. wasn't completely counted out of this matchup. In 2009's Confederations Cup, the U.S. was able to score the upset win over Spain in one of the defining moments for the U.S. soccer program.
That loss, which snapped a Spanish unbeaten streak, seemed to be fresh on the mind of Spain's players. The U.S. meanwhile, didn't exactly field their first-choice lineup, as the team is preparing for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The U.S. held out for 28 minutes, but was demoralized with two back-to-back goals from Santi Cazorla and Alvaro Negredo. Some might argue that it was Cazorla's showcase, as the Villareal winger scored again just four minutes from halftime. Fernando Torres capped things off with a goal in the second half, with only substitute Clint Dempsey showing a flash of creativity for the U.S. team.
Spain seems to be on top of the world right now when it comes to soccer, which can certainly lead to match days with a festive atmosphere. Online money orders allow those overseas to send money back home to their loved ones to help with the celebrations.
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