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A visibly upset Clint Dempsey was still proud of the USA’s efforts at the Confederations Cup despite a heartbreaking defeat in the final to Brazil.

Everything doesn’t always work out how you want it to, but no matter what I’m proud of what these guys accomplished and it was great to be a part of it.

We picked our moments of when to get forward, did a good job of hitting them on the counter with Landon’s goal. Second half we still had some good chances, but they were the better team.

He talked reporters through his goal, which gave the States a real lift.

Spector hit a good ball in, I just wanted to get it towards goal and try to hit it to the far post, and lucky enough it trickled in.

I’m proud of this team, proud of the effort everyone put in. Nobody can take away what we accomplished. I thought we played well today and gave them a tough fight, would have been nice if we could have kept the lead but they were the better team and had more chances, and eventually you knew a goal would come.

After a slow start, Dempsey had a great tournament. How the terribly disappointing Kaka won the player of the tournament award ahead of Tim Howard and Dempsey is beyond me.