Yankee Doodle Dandy, the United States shocks No. 1 Spain 2-0 in Confederations Cup Semifinals

The United States' win over the world's top-ranked Spaniards ended their 35-game unbeaten streak since winning the European Championships in 2008. Spain's world-record unbeaten streak had equaled Brazil's 35-game win streak set between 1993-95. Even bigger, the United States snapped Spain's 15-game winning streak, another world record, launching the U.S. into Sunday's championship against Brazil. Spain hadn't been beaten since a loss to Romania in November 2006. Is this the biggest win in U.S. history? Not quite, nothing will ever touch the United States' shocking 1950 victory over England in the World Cup. But there are others to compare it with, like the United States' win over world No. 4 Colombia 2-1 in the 1994 World Cup and the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup win over Brazil. There is also the 3-2 win over Portugal in the 2002 World Cup in South Korea, or the 2-0 win over Mexico in the same 2002 World Cup that launched the U.S. into the World Cup semifinals for the first time ever? Folks, today's win is No. 2. Never has the United States been to a FIFA final and beat the No. 1 team in the World in a non-friendly, and they did it after the most improbable of circumstances to reach the semifinals, needing a 3-0 win over Egypt coupled with Brazil's 3-0 win over Italy. Do you believe in Miracles? Yes.

Staff photographer Walt Mancini’s famous image following the 1994 World Cup final at the Bowl. This is Old Town Pasadena partying afterward..

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