U.S. makes history in win for the ages over Italy


Hang ’em High: Clint Dempsey needed a single shot to dispatch the Italians today, the first-ever U.S. win over the European soccer power (AP Photo).

You just knew Clint Dempsey had to score the excellently-worked goal in the 0-1 win, didn’t you?

Check out the reaction via Twitter:

Gringos at the Gate @GringosGate: Is this the true beginning of the “Klinsmann era”?

Landon Donovan @landondonovan: USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nick Green @LAsoccerblog: Magnifico! #USMNT beat Italy @ own game, 1-0, putting D first. History is made w/ first-ever U.S. win over Italy.

JimmyConrad_com @JimmyConrad_com: Full time: 1-0 U.S.! Great result for the Americans! And the best part of this game for me was that the US never looked outclassed.

Chad Barrett @CBarrett19: Inspiring defense, Tim Howard is a beast, Dempsey being Dempsey, Well coached game and great execution by the guys. #ProudAmerican

Robbie Rogers @robbierogers: Great win for @ussoccer tonight! Congrats @clint
dempsey & welcome back my cuz @SachaKljestan !!! I love football it’s always interesting!

Charlie Davies @CharlieDavies9: WOW!! Proud of the boys tonight. Great win in Italy! That’s my boy @clint_dempsey and Michael Bradley was a beast tonight.

GIUSEPPE ROSSI @GiuseppeRossi22: Congrats to USA for the historic win

Ives Galarcep @SoccerByIves: Altidore’s 2nd half his best showing since Gold Cup and Mo Edu played his best national team game since 2010 World Cup. Both stepped up

The American Outlaws @AmericanOutlaws: No Donovan and we still took one of the best in the world…at home!

Rob Stone @RobStoneONFOX: Nice win for #USMNT . Cleanly finished only real opportunity & able to finish strong. Momentum slightly returning to the team.

Jozy Altidore @JozyAltidore: Winning feels so good! Huge win! Great goal from @clint_dempsey!!!! #USA #USA

Grant Wahl @GrantWahl: Klinsmann: “Michael [Bradley] had an outstanding game… He made a huge step forward in his career coming here [to Italy].”

Edson Buddle @EdsonBuddle: BIG WIN against Italy in Italy. Congrats to @clint_dempsey on his goal tonight. LAX in the am

And Facebook

Bryan Chenault: Burgers 1, Pasta 0. wasn’t pretty, but it’s a big win. #usmnt #deuce

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