In one of the greatest matches in U.S. Soccer history, the U.S. got two goals to stun Spain and advance to the finals of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.
The Spanish players are regulars for the richest clubs of Europe. The Americans play in the earnest Major League Soccer or are reserves in Europe. But, the Americans were better than the Spaniards.
The United States is now the best team in CONCACAF (where, for instance, Mexico plays) and they are the nº 14 in men’s FIFA ranking (# 1 in women’s FIFA ranking).