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The first match for both teams in the 2010 World Cup, the Yanks of the US soccer team take on the Three Lions of the English soccer team. The game time is 2:30 pm Eastern, on Saturday, June 12th, and you can find a detailed, frequently updated USA vs. England live blog right here.
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USA vs. England Final Result: 1-1 tie
93:15 – Howard regains control of the ball once again and punts it down. We’re in the final seconds. As Dempsey was about to be subbed out for Hercules Gomez, the final whistle sounds and the game is over. It’s a 1-1 tie in the USA vs. England tie, a result the USA should be happy to have, and it promises good things for their chances of advancing out of the group.
92:30 – Dempsey sends a ball out of bounds and England sends it all the way back down to Howard. Howard launches it forward, and time is ticking down.
91:15 – England passes it around trying to set up a successful last minute push. After a few crosses, England gets caught offside.
90:00 – Corner kick for the USA, with four minutes of extra time on the way. Donovan takes it but its headed out by Gerrard. The US gets it back, Cherundolo’s strike is brought back by Gerrard once again. England clears it to the US side.
89:00 – England throws in the ball with a minute left before extra time. Donovan makes a play and ends up with the ball, he keeps it and the US finds an open Holden on the right side but his cross is deflected out of bounds.
87:00 – The US snuffs out an English rush and look to have numbers for a counterattack, but a lead pass beats its man and heads out of bounds. England swings it around to goaltender Green and the team takes their time bringing the ball up and moving it back and forth.
85:30 – Altidore gets subbed out and Stuart Holden comes in. Altidore looked tired and the US doesn’t want to make any mistakes this let in the game.
83:30 – England streaks down the field and ends up with a 4 on 2 deep in the US side, but things got muddled up and Howard was able to easily pick up the ball after a good slide by Onyewu. The US takes it back down, but England recovers possession.
81:00 – Bocanegra sets up some offense and sends it back, and then all the way back to goalkeeper Howard. Howard fires it up but the US gets offside. England starts passing it up.
80:00 – Crouch gets an opportunity right away, missing with a header after a cross from Rooney found him. Back on the other end Buddle makes a steal but his shot is defected.
79:00 – England makes another sub, taking out Heskey and bringing in Peter Crouch, noted for his big size.
76:30 – Findley gets taken out and Edson Buddle comes in for the US team. Glen Johnson sets up another cross but the US takes care of it. Gerrard fires a corner, but the US grabs control and Donovan streaks up the left. He keeps it going but can’t handle the pass from Buddle.
74:30 – Rooney puts a powerful strike towards the back post and just misses. He’s been quiet but is always lurking. Wright-Phillips gets a fantastic opportunity but Tim Howard makes an even better save. He has been huge today. Rooney gets another shot and Howard makes a save at the near post. Gerrard sets up Heskey but the header sails overhead. All England right now, and they’ve had a lot of good chances.
72:30 – Findley breaks open and has an almost clear run to the net for the US, but gets taken down. Nothing is called. England breaks it back but a centering pass goes too far and Donovan sends it back up. Findley now gets a yellow card, sliding into the shin of Gerrard.
69:45 – England makes a good run and has a lot of players down in the box, but no shots get off, and Cherundolo makes a good play to knock the ball out of bounds. England throws it in, they regroup at the center of the field, swing it to the right, and Gerrard sends it to the back post for a waiting Rooney who gets his head on the ball but if goes wide.
67:00 – England slowly setting up their offense. Onyewu takes out Heskey and England gets a free kick. Lampard sets up the kick in front of the goal box and it soars over the net.
65:00 – England throws in the ball deep on the US side, but action is stopped. Glen Johnson is bleeding from the lip, finally action continues. Lennon sends a pass too far and the US regains control.
64:00 – Altidore burns down the field, beats his man and gets a great shot at the side of the net but Green makes the save. The US team finds the rebound but can’t get another good look.
61:30 – Glen Johnson takes the ball towards the US net but Onyewu heads the ball out of there. England takes their time re-setting up. Howard makes a good jumping save on a shot from Frank Lampard, pushing it over the net. England gets a corner kick, Lampard takes it. It lands to the feet of an open Johnson, but he shoots wide.
61:00 – A very close free kick from the side of the box for the USA. Donovan sets it up, Bocanegra gets a hard header but it goes well wide.
58:30 – This time Rooney charges hard after an open ball on the US side of the field, but Onyewu beats him to it. Carragher picks up a yellow card, tripping and kicking Robbie Findley. Onyewu sends down the free kick and it ends up out of bounds. Captain Carlos Bocanegra throws it in, and then Dempsey ends up down on the pitch, kicked in the knee from English captain Steven Gerrard.
57:00 – Rooney can’t find any space and can’t hold onto the ball. Altidore streams down the field but can’t catch up to a loose ball. The US throws it in from the corner, Altidore gets it but can’t find any room. USA brings it back to regroup but it ends up out of bounds.
54:30 – Cherundolo stops Wright-Phillips and steals the ball, and the US tries to bring it back up the field. Altidore gets held up and the US team has a free kick. Donovan sends it to the corner of the goal box but England sends it right back.
51:20 – Somehow Heskey breaks free and is running open at full speed with the ball in front of the net. He takes a strike but Tim Howard cut off the angle and gobbles up the ball. Very good save by Howard.
50:00 – Rooney breaks past the defense and beats Howard with a nifty shot but a US defender is there waiting for the ball to deflect it away. Regardless, offsides was called, but a scary moment for the USA.
48:00 – England gets a great run at the net with Aaron Lennon, but Donovan gets the ball out of harm’s way before it could find the waiting feet of Rooney or Heskey. England sets up another attack at the top of the goal box, but nothing results. Cherundolo ends up in a quick headlock but nothing is called. meanwhile Clint Dempsey got roughed up as well.
45:00 (3:35 pm) – Alright the second half is underway and the English side made another substitution, bringing defender Jamie Carragher on.
HALFTIME! 3:20 pm – USA vs. England tied at 1-1!
Looking at the replay of that US goal, it just looks worse and worse. Really soft, soft goal.
England dominated the first portion of the first half, but the USA started to come on and get some good opportunities, and anything can happen now with the score evened up at halftime.
45:00 – Extra time in the first half now, about three minutes to come. England gets called for being offside. Howard sends the ball back down the other way with a free kick.
42:30 – Number 21 on the US is sent down to the pitch after catching a shin to the face battling the ball. But after a moment he’s alright.
40:30 – England rushes right down the field and Howard has to make a quick save.
39:30 – Dempsey gets an opportunity and sends a strike to the net, Green blocks it but can’t hold on and it slowly rolls behind him! USA has tied up the game, 1-1! A shot that should have been stopped for sure, but a good shot and a goal nonetheless. England’s goaltending was a big question coming in.
38:00 – Donovan gets a good shot on net that Green dives for. Looked like t could have been good. The problem is when the US attacks, they are always outnumbered. It looked like Donovan had 4 guys around him. On the other end Cherundolo gets a yellow card for downing Wright-Phillips.
36:00 – Hand ball by Altidore as he was fighting for some room. England begins passing it around to set up their push. Donovan intercepts the ball but can’t keep it in play. Rooney grabs the ball for a bit, which has been rare. He sends it cross field and England gets a good look but sends it wide.
34:00 – England gets a few runs and has a lot of ball possession keep on the US side. They get a few good looks but USA deflects everything. England gets a corner kick as a result. Heskey gets called for a push o the kick. The US rushes up the side with the speedy Findley carrying the ball, but nothing results, Findley beat all of his teammates up the field and was alone.
33:00 – Back on the other end Howard picks up a loose ball and yells at the defense a bit. He’s been mad all day for the way his defense has been playing and leaving him a bit open.
32:00 – Altidore gets a shot on net although it was pretty far out. Green easily grabs it. Donovan is now on the left and Dempsey on the right for the US.
30:00 – Milner gets replaced by Shaun Wright-Phillips on the English side. Tim Howard is still trying to recover, and it seems like he’ll stay in net despite the pain.
27:15 – Heskey streaks up the side but can’t find anybody with his centering pass. England gets a corner kick, the US deflect it high but England grabs the ball and gets a few more opportunities. Howard needed to dive out to tip the ball and ends up heart on the pitch. Looks like he collided with Heskey, and Heskey’s cleat jammed into Howard’s arm.
26:15 – Donovan sets up the free kick and Onyewu heads the ball but it floats wide of net.
25:00 – Dempsey gets a shot blocked, and the US gets a free kick when Cherundolo got tripped. Then James Milner of the English side grabs a yellow card for arguing the call.
23:30 – Donovan makes a nifty move and sends the ball forward, the US regroups and brings it back, and then back further pausing to step up their movement. A few quick passes eventually get broken up by the English and they mount their own attack. Howard clears the ball.
21:30 – Cherundolo is a busy man so far today, he grabs the ball near the sideline but can’t handle it and it heads out of bounds.
19:00 – England gets their own chance right back with a 2 on 1 very close in front of goaltender Tim Howard. Cherundolo was able to intercept the pass. After clearing the ball, Wayne Rooney gets his first piece of the action with a shot slightly wide of net that Howard dived on.
18:00 – Donovan gives an almost perfect pass to Altidore, who has an open look but heads it out of bounds, while Dempsey rushed in and missed the ball as well. Almost a US goal.
16:30 – Onyewu deflects an English pass it was a near hand ball, then the US passes it up the field but too far, beyond the streaking Findley…. 17:15 England gets a free kick after some interference, but the US grabs the ball and Donovan is tripped, so the US side gets a free kick
14:30 – USA stops an English rush and sends the ball back, England regroups and sends it again the other way, but they were offside and the US again tries to turn it up the field.
13:00 – Another corner kick is headed out by England. On the third try Donovan places a short pass to Cherundolo, but he then misses his teammates after being wide open. Missed opportunity.
11:30 – Robbie Findley turns on the jets and almost beats the England defense to a ball trickling down the right side of the field. US corner kick, and England heads it over the net.
9:30 – England sets up a corner kick, and a hand ball stops action . USA sends the ball deep down field and Clint Dempsey gets off a decent header that England goalie Rob Green takes care of.
6:20 – US defender Steve Cherundolo gets tripped and then the USA tries to get together some effective ball movement off the restart. US is having difficulty penetrating the core of England’s defense.
3:30 – England just scored, already! Off an in-bounds play, new captain of the team Steven Gerrard takes a quick pass from Emile Heskey and touches the ball past Tim Howard. 1-0 England.
2:00 – Jozy Altidore streaks down the left and tries to center the ball to some teammates. USA doesn’t get the ball, tries to regroup and ends up offside.
2:30 pm – Alright, the English side takes the coin toss and gives USA the ball, and the game is underway. From here on out during the game, updates will be given in reference to the game clock.
2:25 pm – According to official stats, there are 8,000 USA fans in attendance, and 6,000 English fans. The national anthems are getting underway
2:20 pm – After some predictions from the pre-match folks we switch from them to our announcers for the game, Martin Tyler and John Harkes. The teams are getting ready to storm out onto the pitch.
2:10 pm – Chronicling the problems with the captaincy of England… David Beckham of course isn’t playing due to injury, and was beyond his best years…. John Terry was stripped of the captaincy with personal drama…. Rio Ferdinand was injured during practice and can’t play… finally midfielder Steven Gerrard gained the captain’s role.
2:00 pm – 30 minutes until game time… Some of the analysts are saying that Onyewu should be tasked to cover Emile Heskey, as opposed to Wayne Rooney, considering his possibly questionable health status. US Coach Bob Bradley though is saying that Onyewu is 100% and good to go… meanwhile we hear that English coach Fabio Capello earns $9 million per season. Wow.
1:50 pm – I hope if you’re rooting for the US soccer team then you are drinking some Samuel Adams beer as I am. Couldn’t be more appropriate, especially on a hot summer day like it is here in Washington DC…
Keeping track of a few interesting notes and angles here from the pregame… Robert Green is starting at goal for England, and Aaron Lennon gets into the starting lineup as well, in a flank position… McManaman believes that this is England’s year to win the World Cup once again…
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1:30 pm – Alright, the ABC pregame has started, and we get a view of Royal Bafokeng Stadium, outside of Rustenberg, South Africa. USA vs. England starts in about an hour, Mike Tirico and Steve McManaman are at the stadium, and Jeremy Schaap is on the field. Chris Fowler, Alexi Lalas and Ruud Guulit are providing analysis from the booth outside of Soccer City in Johannesburg.
The starting lineup for the US soccer team is provided, and yes, Oguchi Onyewu is starting, so the team must have confidence that he can play a full game at top level, despite the fact that he hasn’t done so since October.
12:15 pm – The score remained at 1-0 as Argentina defeated Nigeria. Two hours and closing until USA vs. England kickoff time! Coverage begins on ABC at 1:30 pm.
I am locked and loaded with some food and drink. There could only be one possible beer to drink this afternoon… the patriot himself, Samuel Adams. U-S-A! U-S-A!
10:45 am – South Korea bested Greece 2-0 in the first game of the day, and Argentina is taking a 1-0 lead into halftime over Nigeria. USA vs. England kickoff time is in about 4 hours!
Here are a few story lines to keep in mind as we get ready for USA vs. England kickoff time:
1) Will Wayne Rooney step up on the biggest stage and prove his worth as perhaps the world’s best striker?
2) Is the US healthy enough, with starters to key players such as defender Oguchi Onyewu and striker Jozy Altidore?
3) Can the US find enough offense to penetrate the superior all-around team of the English?
4) Perhaps more importantly than Rooney stepping up for England, Landon Donovan needs to step up for the USA. All signs are pointing to Donovan being at the perfect place in his career and life to shine in South Africa. He has to do it for the US to have a chance, so will he help the USA grab a win in the biggest US soccer match perhaps of all time?
To get geared up for all of the action, you can check out this USA vs. England game time preview, and you can also view this complete World Cup TV Schedule so you can plan your entire month in advance, and make sure you catch all of the biggest and best matches.