Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Maccabiah Alums HelpLead US In FIFA Confederations Cup

The United States Men's National Soccer Team is currently in South Africa playing in this year's preview of the 2010 World Cup. It is the FIFA Confederations Cup, an eight nation tournament featuring the winners of each of FIFA's six continental federations' cup competitions held last year, plus the host country and the defending World Cup champion. It was the US' great fortune to open play against that defending champion, Italy, yesterday which the Yanks unfortunately lost 3-1. The US played well at times, especially playing a man down for much of the match. On the pitch at the start for the US were Maccabiah Games alumni Benny Feilhaber and Jonathan Bornstein. Also starting was Jonathan Spector who, while not a Maccabiah Games alum, is a valued team member and member of the tribe. Let's hope for a better result when the Yanks take on Brazil Thursday.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

His great grandfather was Jewish, but he is Lutheran.

Mark said...

I should know better than to rely on Wikipedia :)