Budweiser Man of the Match: Clint Dempsey (USA)
After claiming the accolade in USA's final group game against Egypt, Clint Dempsey collected his second Budweiser Man of the Match award in two matches following his outstanding role in the 2-0 defeat of Spain in the first semi-final of the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009.
The decision was made by the FIFA Technical Study Group, who watched the game from the stands at the Free State Stadium in Mangaung/Bloemfontein.
"As well as playing a direct part in both goals, setting up one and scoring the other, Dempsey linked up play perfectly between midfield and attack," commented TSG member Holger Osieck. "In the second half, playing as a second striker alongside (Jozy) Altidore, he ran tirelessly from one flank to the other."
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