World Cup 2010: USA vs. England Live Stream [UPDATED]
The mighty England takes on the United States on Day 2 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and tens of thousands are expected to converge on the city of Rustenburg hoping to witness an exciting matchup. Moreover, expect the English fans to sing “God Save the Queen,” emphatically and in perfect unison.
Fabio Capello’s men enter the World Cup with a legitimate chance to win, and a comprehensive victory over Team USA would be a strong statement. But we’ve all heard the Americans’ triumph against England back in 1950, and it is considered the greatest upset in the history of World Cup.
No doubt that this year’s USA squad can score, with midfielder Landon Donovan as the playmaker. Bob Bradley’s side have been getting a lot of attention since they reached the finals of the Confederations Cup last year by knocking off Spain in the last four and a victory over the Three Lions would certainly be a great way for them to start the tournament.
Meanwhile, David Beckham will be missing the entire tournament after the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder tore his left Achilles’ tendon while playing for AC Milan on March 14. But don’t worry England fans, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are still here.
Can the Yanks shock the Three Lions again? Well, England is England, and the continental Europeans, who essentially invented the beautiful game and came up with the rules, are not supposed to lose to the Americans at ‘real football’.
The concept of Capello’s side losing tonight is simply unfathomable, but some pundits believe that the U.S. can actually win. I think the Americans should play as if they have nothing to lose; after all, they are expected to fail.
Kick-off is set for 8:30 pm CET ( 2:30 pm Eastern Time in the States).
UPDATE: Gerrard scored for England after four minutes of play but the Yanks were level shortly before half-time when Clint Dempsey’s 25-yard shot skipped off the grass twice and bounced in off Robert Green’s hand and into the back of the net.
England was the better team and created more chances but the Europeans were left to rue following Green’s horrendous error. The 1-1 draw puts extra pressure on Capello’s men to secure three points in their next game against Algeria.