US Loses 3-2 to Brazil in Confederations Cup Final: After taking a stunning 2-0 lead at halftime to Brazil on goals by Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan, the US were punished by FIFA's policy of playing two halves of soccer in its matches and were defeated 3-2. Brazilians scored all three goals for their country. Americans Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard won individual awards for their play during the tournament. Dempsey cried all over his trophy at the end. I know how he feels.