Thursday, July 16, 2009

MNT Wins ESPY for "Best Upset"

For their victory against world No. 1 ranked Spain in the semifinals of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, the United States Men’s National Team was awarded the 2009 ESPY for “Best Upset” at the 17th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif. The show will be televised on ESPN and ESPN HD on Sunday, July 19 starting at 9 p.m. ET.

As you can see from the photos, several of the players who were part of the memorable run at the FIFA Confederations Cup made their way to L.A. to be a part of the show. Jonathan Spector, Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Sacha Kljestan, Clint Dempsey, Ricardo Clark and Jozy Altidore are pictured above (from left to right), and they were joined by Landon Donovan on stage to accept the award.
Beating out other nominees Mine That Bird (50-1 shot to win the Kentucky Derby), Oregon State (beating then-#1 ranked USC last fall) and the Tampa Bay Rays (winning the American League Championship Series), the U.S. Men’s upset against Spain was chosen through online balloting from sports fans across the nation.

It is the first ESPY for the U.S. Men’s National Team; the U.S. Women won the Outstanding Team award in 2000 for their performance in winning the 1999 Women’s World Cup. Looks like it was a fun night for everybody, and we can't wait to watch the show when it airs on Sunday!

12 comments:

Rosie said...

Yayyy :]

tiguepatrick said...

Well DESERVED GENTLEMEN! Let's repeat it in 2010. We'll be there in person to support you!

Patrick said...

Exactly how it should have been.
Well done, guys!

cb3fan said...

Damn! Carlos Looks So Hot!!!

cb3fan said...

Great Job Guys! You Earned It!

yami1024 said...

Well deserved! Congrats guys! Keep up the excellent work! About time the USMNT gets recognized. BTW you all were looking sharp in those suits!

agressively passive said...

What was with Dempsey's top sider shoes? A fashion statement or did he forget his good shoes at the hotel?

shubbz said...

Congrats guys! and wow you all looked great!

Rebecca said...

Looking at other pictures, it appears that at least Sacha and Jozy (possibly a couple others) are wearing the same lapel pin, which looks like a kangaroo. Any significance?

vikramb said...

congrats to the guys.

looks like rico is one laid back dude (off the field).

Rebecca Jill said...

Congrats to our U.S. Men!

Y'all totally deserve it!

agressively passive said...

@Rebecca, without seeing lapel pin in the photos, my guess would be the pin if for the Jimmy V Foundation, which the ESPY's are a big fundraiser for.