That USA defeated Spain in the semifinal of the Confederations Cup was perhaps the best that could happen, since the USA contributed to a quite exciting final against Brazil, where two outstanding counter-attacks in the first half made them believe that they could actually do it. 2-0 at half-time was probably more than most dared believe!
Still, Brazil has been the best team of this Confederations Cup, and proved beyond doubt that they are still a far better team than the USA. Second half was simply a question of survival for the US, and although one can have sympathy for the US, Brazil was the rightful winner.
But don't worry, I am sure that this is not the last we have seen of this US side!
This Brazil side is excellent, harmonious, and spirited, and should now again stand as favourites to win the world title in South Africa next year.