The last time the USA played in the quadrennial Confederations Cup, whose latest edition kicks off Saturday with the Mexico representing Concacaf, came in 2009. Coach Bob
Bradley’s team finished runner-up, falling to 3-2 to Brazil in the final after upsetting European champion Spain, 2-0, in the semifinals. Goals by Jozy Altidore and
Clint Dempsey. ended Spain’s 35-game unbeaten streak.