Olympics 2012: New England Revolution’s Jerry Bengtson Sinks Spanish Armada

With two games down in the Olympic group play, there are a few subplots that have dominated news so far.

None is more striking than the demise of Spain.

With its emphatic 4-0 win in the final of Euro 2012, Spain had gone from strength to strength, winning three major international tournaments in a row.

And while its Olympic squad was mostly a 23-and-under roster, it still shocked the soccer world that one of the favorites will make an ignominious first-round departure.


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Spain’s demise came at the hands of a Honduran team that proved equal parts tough and resilient, characteristic attributes of a team pulling an upset.

One man was of particular note, though, embodying the lonely nature of his underdog team, written off as it was surely was by the experts.

Jerry Bengtson, recently signed by the New England Revolution, took up ...

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