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Wednesday, 9 June 1993
US Cup, match two

USA 2 England 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
USA Squad
England Squad

Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 37,652;
Kick-off: 6.00pm local, tbc BST
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Alan Parry and Rodney Marsh

USA - Thomas Dooley (43), Alexi Lalas (72)
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Alfred Weiser
x (-), Austria.

Linesmen - tbc

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USA Team



FIFA (December 1992) 24th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 47th to 42nd
Colours: Made by Adidas - White v-necked jerseys with large blue and red broad left shoulder stripes, white shorts with large blue and red broad right-side stripes, white socks with blue/red Adidas trim.
Capt: Tony Meola Manager: Velibor Milutinovic, 48 (7 September 1944), appointed in 1991.
USA Lineup
1 Meola, Tony     G no club 64 GA
2 Lapper, Mike     D no club 20  
3 Doyle, John     D no club 49  
12 Agoos, Jeff     D no club 19  
5 Dooley, Thomas, injured off 68th min.     D/M Kaiserslautern 8  
6 Harkes, John     M Sheffield Wednesday FC, England 43  
21 Clavijo, Fernando     D no club 45  
15 Armstrong, Desmond     D no club 56  
9 Ramos, Tab, off 82nd min.     M Real Betis, Spain 35  
17 Wegerle, Roy     M/F Coventry City FC, England 7  
11 Wynalda, Eric, off 62nd min.     F Saarbrucken 42  
USA Substitutes
10 Stewart, Earnie, on 62nd min. for Wynalda     F Willem II 10  
22 Lalas, Alexi, on 68th min. for Dooley     D no club 10  
13 Jones, Cobi, on 82nd min. for Ramos     M no club 18  

unused substitutes:

4-Bruce Murray, 7-Peter Woodring, 8-Dominic Kinnear, 14-Clo Kooinan?, 16-John Harbor, 18-Brad Friedel, 19-Chris Henderson, 20-Frank Klopas.

team notes:

Coach Bora Milutinovic was in charge of Mexico against England in the summer friendlies of 1985 and 1986.
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England Team



FIFA (December 1992) 5th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 10th to 11th
Colours: The 1990 Umbro away shirt - Red collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/white cuffs, navy shorts with red hem, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Paul Ince, first captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 48 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
33rd match, W 16 - D 12 - L 5 - F 50 - A 26.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher     G     GA
2 Dixon, Lee            
3 Dorigo, Anthony            
4 Palmer, Carlton, off 61st min.            
16 Sharpe, Lee            
6 Pallister, Gary            
12 Clough, Nigel       Liverpool FC    
8 Batty, David            
9 Ferdinand, Leslie, off 34th min.            
10 Barnes, John            
11 Ince, Paul            
England Substitutes
14 Wright, Ian, on 34th min. for Ferdinand            
5 Walker, Desmond, on 61st min. for Palmer            

unused substitutes:

7-David Platt, 13-Nigel Martyn, 15-Andy Sinton, 17-Paul Merson, 18-Teddy Sheringham, 19-Martin Keown, 20-Nigel Winterburn, 21-Earl Barrett, 22-Tim Flowers.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England started their three-match 'US 93' tournament with a degrading 2-0 defeat by the United States. The game was played almost forty-three years to the day that England suffered their humiliating 1-0 defeat by the United States in the 1950 World Cup finals. This was almost as bad, and particularly hard to stomach for Paul Ince who became the first black player to captain England. The Americans, including British-based players John Harkes of Sheffield Wednesday and Roy Wegerle of Coventry, played with a composure and authority that surprised an England team still shell shocked by the defeat in Norway. Thomas Dooley, who played in Europe with Kaiserlautern, gave the United States a deserved lead two minutes before half-time. Dooley limped off after a reckless second-half tackle by Ince. Alexi Lalas, the red haired, guitar-strumming Mr Personality of the USA squad, came on as substitute, and within four minutes scored the second goal that knocked the heart out of a jaded England side.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author