Saturday, June 12, 2010

US Takes on England (1;1)

The second day of 2010 World Cup action heats up as Team USA takes on England today, Saturday, June 12th, at 8:30 p.m. local time at the Royal Bafoking Stadium in Rustenburg. In the U.S., ABC will begin its coverage of the game at 1:30 p.m. EST and kickoff's at 2:30 p.m. EST.

This is the first official match up between the "cousins" since the 1-0 U.S. defeat of Team England during the 1950 World Cup in Brazil; a game many consider the greatest upset in World Cup history and possibly the U.S. team's greatest victory. Sixty years ago, when the U.S. and British media finally got around to reporting the game, many considered the news of the 1-0 U.S. win to be a typo.

From National Geographic

This is the first game I am excited to watch... truly!

I am hoping to see a solid performance from the US as we have been hearing waves and waves of news about how good they have become.

I think this game will decide how invested Americans are in the World Cup, with this BP fiasco, I hope Americans can get a win, this would be tough if no impossible against the UK which has been leading the world in soccer for generations.
  1. 1950 In one of the biggest upsets in soccer history, USA beat England 1-0 in the 1950 World Cup in Brazil.
  2. 1953 In a friendly match in New York, England got revenge from the 1950 upset bybeating USA 6-3 in Yankee Stadium.
  3. 1959 England demolished USA 8-1 in Los Angeles in 1959. Bobby Charlton scored a hat trick.
  4. 1964 England pounded on USA once again in New York in Downing Stadium, winning 10-0. Roger Hunt scored four goals.
  5. 1985 England routed USA 5-0 in Los Angeles, California.
  6. 1993 USA upset England in the 1993 U.S Cup in Foxborough by a score of 2-0. Thomas Dooley and Alexi Lalas scored.
  7. 2005 USA lost 2-1 to England in a friendly match in Chicago's Soldier Field, America's first loss on home soil in more than two years.
  8. 2008 England beat USA 2-0 in a friendly at England's Wembley Stadium. Goals were scored by John Terry and Steven Gerrard.
So, this game might change some of those stats...

US just rocked the UK with one of the easiest goal you will see....At minute 40! The UK keeper must feel bad that looked easy...but again it is all in the head....I am sure Green will redeem himself.

The US players know there is so much at stake....they want revenge and they want to become mainstream, a win and strong showing in the World Cup won't hurt....
Bringing the score to 1:1

Game still going, 3 minutes from original time....England is pressuring the States, but the Americans are up to the challenge, stellar finish for the US. Dude, soccer is officially an American Game Now

Last Word, Tim Howard (The American goalkeeper) should be the Secretary of Homeland Security...he is definitely keeping America SAFE!




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