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That’s the question that has to be asked after reading this thought provoking article from the Guardian’s Amy Lawrence.

Some interesting reportage of the reaction to the USA’s incredible win over Spain and their Lazarus-like burst into the final of the Confederations Cup. I must confess I hadn’t really noticed just how big a splash the result had made in America.

Perhaps Clint Dempsey was right – this result (and therefore his crucial second goal) – was indeed ‘huge’. Lawrence had this to say about our very own Clint:

The footballing savvy they are picking up abroad is encapsulated in the figure of Clint Dempsey, whose quick reflexes finished Spain off. Over the course of last season at Fulham under the shrewd stewardship of Roy Hodgson he has become a much more complete and productive player.

Can’t argue with that.