SOCCER

Brazil Edges U.S. for Confed Cup

A shocking run for the Confederations Cup title has come to an end for the American soccer team, which lost in the final to Brazil 3-2 on Sunday. Following a remarkable, surprise win against European champions Spain last week, the Americans were on a high going into the final game in South Africa. But their opportunity collapsed in the second half when the team lost a 2-0 halftime lead in a heartbreaking defeat to the South American soccer titans, who have won the World Cup five times. With a victory that had seemed so close out of their grasp, the Americans appeared stunned and dejected at the postgame medal ceremony.