USMNT vow to show England “what we’re capable of” at World Cup

In England, it was just another sensational edition among the many mass-produced by that nation’s media. He struck differently across the pond, providing billboard material for Bob Bradley’s USMNT and their fast-growing fan base ahead of their stunning first place in Group C in South Africa, due to much to the 1-1 draw they managed. came against England via a goalkeeping howler from Rob Green with a shot from Clint Dempsey.

On Thursday, asked England manager Gareth Southgate about that headline and his nation’s overall outlook for American soccer.

“Have we ever beaten the United States in a major tournament?” he asked, a nod to the World Cup meeting of other countries, the Yanks’ historic victory over the Three Lions in Brazil 1950. “No, I didn’t think so. So tomorrow, we have to try to make history, number one. We are good at this, we are good at speaking well of ourselves as a nation and on the basis of very little evidence. So what we have to do is perform on the field. And we know that we will play a very motivated player [US] team, perhaps even more motivated by some of these types of headlines.

“But we have great respect for our rival. We know a lot of the players in our league, and we know the quality they have and the athleticism they have. So we have to be at our best.”

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