9. 2009 Confederations Cup
After lopsided losses to Brazil and Italy, Team USA needed a lopsided win over Egypt to advance, and that's exactly what the Americans got. Then, a surprising win 2-0 win over powerhouse Spain sent Landon Donovan and Co. into the final, where a rematch with Brazil awaited. Team USA took a 2-0 lead and the impossible seemed possible, but the South American side rallied for a 3-2 win. Nonetheless, it was perhaps the best run ever by a USA men's soccer team. (AP File Photo)
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