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Saturday, 28 May 2005
USA International Tour Friendly Match

USA 1 England 2 [0-2]

Soldier Field, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance:
42,637 or 47,637; Kick-off: 2:06pm CT, 8:06pm BST;
Live on Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Kieran Richardson (eighteen-yard free-kick 4, twelve-yard shot 44).
USA - Clint Dempsey (six-yard header 78),
Match Summary
USA Squad
England Squad
Results 2000-2005 USA - Eddie Pope (31), Cory Gibbs (42),
England - Ashley Cole (35).

USA kicked-off. 91 minutes (45 & 46).

 

Match Summary

 

Officials from Mexico

USA

Type

England

Referee (yellow) - Benito Armando Archundia Tellez
39 (11 March 1966), Tlalneplantla, FIFA-listed 1993.

Assistant Referees - Pedro Robollar León, 38 (11 September 1966), & Alejandro Cruz Ríos, 40 (17 July 1964).

Fourth official - Michael Kennedy, 44 (16 April 1961), USA, FIFA-listed 1999.

13 Goal Attempts 10
3 Attempts on Target 4
1 Hit Bar/Post 0
4 Corner Kicks Won 6
3 Offside Calls Against 7
6 Fouls Conceded 18
47.4% Possession 52.6%

USA Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (18th May 2005) =10th
ELO rating 15th to 17th
Colours: Made by Nike - Navy blue shirts with white v-neck collar, red piping, white panel on rear shoulders, white shorts with red/navy trim, navy socks with white tops;
Capt: Kasey Keller Coach: Bruce Arena, 53 (21 September 1951), appointed 27 October 1998,
103rd match
USA Lineup
18 Keller, Kasey C. 35 29 November 1969 G Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach eV, Germany 79 0
2 Dempsey, Clinton D., off 90th min. 22 9 March 1983 M New England Revolution 6 1
21 Vanney, Greg 30 11 June 1974 LB FC Dallas 33 1
23 Pope, G.Edward, off 73rd min. 31 24 December 1973 CD Real Salt Lake 68 6
Pope cautioned in the 31st min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul on Jermaine Jenas.
12 Gibbs, Cory 25 14 January 1980 CD Feyenoord Rotterdam, Netherlands 17 0
Gibbs cautioned in the 42nd min. for Unsporting Behaviour.
6 Cherundolo, Steven E. 26 19 February 1979 RB Hannoverscher SV von 1896, Germany 25 0
14 Ralston, Steve, off 73rd min. 30 14 June 1974 M New England Revolution 22 2
16 Wolff, Joshua D. 28 25 February 1977 F Kansas City Wizards 30 7
20 McBride, Brian R., off 82nd min. 32 19 June 1972 F Fulham FC, England 86 26
10 Donovan, Landon T. 23 4 March 1982 M Los Angeles Galaxy 62 19
25 Zavagnin, Kerry 31 7 February 1974 M Kansas City Wizards 12 0
USA Substitutes
4 Bocanegra, Carlos M., on 73rd min. on for Pope 25 25 May 1979 D

Fulham FC, England

34 5
15 Convey, Robert F., on 73rd min. on for Ralston 22 27 May 1983 M Reading FC, England 29 1
11 Casey, Conor P., on 82nd min. for McBride 23 25 July 1981 F 1. FSV Mainz 05 eV, Germany 7 0
19 Simms, Clyde, on 90th min. for Dempsey 22 21 August 1982 M DC United 1 0

unused substitutes:

1-Marcus Hahnemann, 3-Gregg Berhalter, 8-Jonathan Spector.
   
4-4-2 Keller -
Cherundolo, Pope
(Bocanegra), Gibbs, Vankey -
Ralston (Convey), Zavgnin, Donovan, Dempsey (Simms) -
McBride (Casey), Wolff

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 28.5 Appearances/Goals 39.6 5.6

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (18th May 2005) 6th
ELO rating 4th to 3rd
Colours: The 2005 home uniform - White collared shirts with large red cross on right shoulder, navy blue shorts with thin white narrowing stripe on right thigh and red hem, white socks with navy blue half-striped tops.
Capt: Sol Campbell, 3rd captaincy. David James, second half Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 57, appointed 31 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
52nd match, W 29 - D 15 - L 8 - F 100 - A 47.
England Lineup
1 James, David B. 34 1 August 1970 G Manchester City FC 31 26 GA
2 Johnson, Glen M. 20 23 August 1984 RB Chelsea FC 3 0
3 Cole, Ashley, off 63rd min. 24 20 December 1980 LB Arsenal FC 40 0
Cole cautioned in 35th min. for Dissent for kicking the ball away after the referee had awarded a US freekick.
4 Carrick, Michael 23 28 July 1981 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
5 Brown, Wesley M. 25 13 October 1979 CD Manchester United FC 9 0
6 Campbell, Sulzeer J., off 46th min. 30 18 September 1974 CD Arsenal FC 65 1
7 Jenas, Jermaine A. 22 18 February 1983 M Newcastle United FC 11 0
8 Richardson, Kieran E., off 59th min. 20 21 October 1984 M Manchester United FC 1 2
9 Smith, Alan 24 28 October 1980 F Manchester United FC 14 1
10 Johnson, Andrew, off 76th min. 24 10 February 1981 F Crystal Palace FC 2 0
11 Cole, Joseph J. 23 23 November 1981 M Chelsea FC 22 3
England Substitutes
15 Knight, Zatyiah, on 46th min. for Campbell 25 2 May 1980 D Fulham FC 1 0
14 Neville, Phillip J., on 59th min. for Richardson 28 21 January 1977 D Manchester United FC 51 0
16 Defoe, Jermain C., on 63rd min. for A Cole 22 7 October 1982 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 11 1
12 Young, Luke P., on 76th min. for A Johnson 25 19 July 1979 D Charlton Athletic FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

13-Robert Green, 17-Peter Crouch, 22-Scott Carson.

team notes:

Injured squad member, Gary Neville and substitute, Phil, are brothers.
   
4-4-2  

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 24.5 Appearances/Goals 18.3 0.6

 

    Match Report (Mike Payne's exclusive report coming shortly)

Kieran Richardson struck a dream double on his debut to give England victory.  Manchester United's 20-year-old winger, who ended the season on loan at West Brom, made a spectacular entry with a stunning free-kick after four minutes. He swept home a low finish two minutes before half-time before going off after the break with a hamstring injury.  The USA troubled England's defence, with Landon Donovan hitting an upright in the first-half before Clint Dempsey headed home after 78 minutes.

England's unfamiliar line-up - with Alan Smith drafted in as a late replacement for Peter Crouch - got off to a dream start courtesy of Richardson.  The youngster showed great confidence to step forward and curl a free-kick beyond Kasey Keller into the top corner from 20 yards after Eddie Pope fouled Andrew Johnson. The strike did not deter a spirited USA side, and they were unlucky not to equalise in the 19th minute, when England goalkeeper David James horribly misjudged Donovan's angled free-kick and was relieved to see it rebound to safety off an upright.  England almost took advantage of the reprieve to double their lead seconds later when Joe Cole cut inside and forced a diving save from Keller.

Donovan had the USA's best chance to equalise nine minutes before the interval when Josh Wolff headed neatly into his path inside the area, but he dragged the finish wastefully wide.  England had lived dangerously in the opening period, but struck a crucial blow as Richardson added his second after 43 minutes.  Johnson and Cole combined on the edge of the area and Richardson arrived to shoot low past Keller.

England made an enforced change at half-time, giving a debut to Fulham's Zat Knight, who replaced Sol Campbell after he suffered an ankle injury.  The second half was a low-key affair, but England's squad, stretched to breaking point by injuries and absences, suffered two more blows early on.  Two-goal hero Richardson limped off with a hamstring injury, to be replaced by Phil Neville.

Arsenal defender Ashley Cole then suffered a similar problem after 62 minutes, forcing Eriksson to reshuffle, moving Neville to left-back and sending on Jermain Defoe.  Wolff was the USA's liveliest attacker, and more intelligent movement created an opening for Steve Ralston, but the finish was poor.

England then introduced a third debutant, with Charlton's Luke Young sent on for the tireless Johnson.  The USA's persistence deserved reward, and they got it when Dempsey gave them hope with 12 minutes left.  Donovan's cross found Fulham's Carlos Bocanegra unmarked, and when his effort rebounded off James, Dempsey headed home from eight yards.  James showed more eccentricities to worry England coach Sven-Göran Eriksson before the final whistle, but they held out for the win.

Source Notes

BBC Sport
TheFA.com
US Soccer.com
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