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Tuesday, 31 May 2005
United States International Tour Friendly Match

Colombia 2 England 3 [1-2]

Match Summary
Colombia Squad

England Squad
Team Records
The Three Lions squad for the matches against United States and Colombia  May 2005
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Beckham, David R.J. 2 May 1975 30 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 77 3 80 16 44 1
Brown, Wesley M. 13 October 1979 25 D Manchester United FC 5 4 9 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18 September 1974 30 D Arsenal FC 62 3 65 1 3 7
Carrick, Michael 28 July 1981 24 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 2 3 0 0 None
Carson, Scott P. 3 September 1985 19 G Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 GA 0 None
Cole, Ashley 20 December 1980 24 D Arsenal FC 40 0 40 0 0 5
Cole, Joseph J. 8 November 1981 23 M Chelsea FC 5 17 22 3 0 None
Crouch, Peter J. 30 January 1981 24 F Southampton FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Dawson, Michael R. 18 November 1983 21 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Michael Dawson was placed on standby on 15 May, later withdrawn on 17 May due to a calf injury.
Defoe, Jermain C. 7 October 1982 22 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 8 11 1 0 None
Downing, Stewart 22 July 1984 20 M Middlesbrough FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Stewart Downing withdrew from the squad on 26 May due to a jarred knee.
Green, Robert P. 18 January 1980 25 G Norwich City FC 0 0 0 0 GA 0 None
Hargreaves, Owen L. 20 January 1981
born in Canada
24 M FC Bayern München eV, Germany 7 19 26 0 0 None
James, David B. 1 August 1970 34 G Manchester City FC 25 6 31 26 GA 0 3
Jenas, Jermaine A. 18 February 1983 22 M Newcastle United FC 2 9 11 0 0 None
Johnson, Andrew 10 February 1981 24 F Crystal Palace FC 1 1 2 0 0 None
Johnson, Glen M. 23 August 1984 20 D Chelsea FC 1 2 3 0 0 1
Knight, Zatyiah 2 May 1980 25 D Fulham FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Zat Knight was called as a replacement after Matthew Upson withdrew from the squad on 17 May, and Michael Dawson was unavailable.
Neville, Gary A. 18 February 1975 30 D Manchester United FC 71 5 76 0 0 5
Gary Neville withdrew from the squad on 21 May due to a groin injury.
Neville, Philip J. 21 January 1977 28 D Manchester United FC 31 20 51 0 0 2
Owen, Michael J. 14 December 1979 25 F Real Madrid CF, Spain 59 10 69 29 7 4
Richardson, Kieran E. 21 October 1984 20 M Manchester United FC 1 0 1 2 0 None
Kieran Richardson was placed on standby on 15 May, and called up on 17 May as a replacement for Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Smith, Alan 28 October 1980 24 F Manchester United FC 5 9 14 1 0 1 2
Upson, Matthew J. 18 April 1979 26 D Birmingham City FC 4 3 7 0 0 None
Matthew Upson withdrew from the squad on 17 May due to hernia.
Wright-Phillips, Shaun C. 25 October 1981 23 F Manchester City FC 0 3 3 1 0 None
Shaun Wright-Phillips withdrew from the squad on 17 May due to a knee injury.
Young, Luke P. 19 July 1979 25 D Charlton Athletic FC 0 1 1 0 0 None
Luke Young was called up to the squad late on 21 May as a replacement for Gary Neville.

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the tenth of the 2004-05 season, against United States on 28 May 2005.


Friday, 11 March 2005 - Sven-Göran Eriksson's team will travel to the United States on Tuesday 24 May for a week's trip which will see them play the host country at Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago on Saturday 28 May. England will then play Colombia at Giants Stadium in New Jersey on Tuesday 31 May and will fly home after the match.  Also planned for the trip are a number of coaching clinics with local children's projects. Sven said: "We wanted to play these matches as close to the end of the season as possible, rather than using the World Cup qualifying dates in early June, to ensure that the players have the chance to rest properly over the summer."

Thursday, 12 May 2005 - Sven-Göran Eriksson has named his England squad for the US Tour matches. Peter Crouch has earned his first ever call-up to an England squad after having enjoyed a successful season at Southampton.  The 24-year-old striker has previously won six England Under-21 caps and has scored 12 goals in the Premiership this term. There is also a return to an England squad for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Michael Carrick.  The former West Ham United man last played in the August 2001 friendly against Netherlands having made his debut against Mexico three months earlier.  Captain David Beckham, his Real Madrid teammate Michael Owen and Bayern München's Owen Hargreaves will all miss the first match against the United States but will join up with the squad for the second match against Colombia.

David Beckham has been forced to pull out of club training because of a thigh strain and may miss Real Madrid's match against Sevilla on Saturday.  The 30-year-old England captain, who has been in fine form for Real in recent games, was not able to train on Wednesday and Thursday.  Coach Wanderley Luxemburgo will make a decision on whether the midfielder will be fit on Friday.

Both Frank Lampard and John Terry are unavailable as they are both having surgery. Lampard on his toes, Terry on his foot. Rio Ferdinand is left out, being allowed to rest following a gruelling domestic season. Kieron Dyer suffered a hamstring strain in April, so he is omitted from the squad also. Paul Robinson is recovering from a knee injury that excluded him from his club's end-of-season run-in.

Sunday, 15 May 2005 - Gary Neville is on standby to captain England in the first match of their tour to the US.  Neville will take the armband against the United States on 28 May if Real Madrid refuse to release England skipper David Beckham and vice-captain Michael Owen.  Eriksson plans to ask Real to let the pair go now that Barcelona have clinched the Spanish title.  Meanwhile, Eriksson has placed Tottenham Hotspur's Michael Dawson and West Bromwich Albion's Kieran Richardson on standby for the squad.  Eriksson added: "We have two players on standby - Michael Dawson, who had one training session with us a couple of years ago - and Kieran Richardson, who has had a very good season at West Brom (on loan from Manchester United).  They are both interesting players and I didn't want to put any senior players on standby."

Tuesday, 17 May 2005 - England have called up Kieran Richardson and Zat Knight for their two-match tour of the United States.  Manchester United midfielder Richardson has enjoyed a productive spell on loan at West Bromwich Albion and comes in for knee injury victim Shaun Wright-Phillips.  He was placed on standby by coach Eriksson along with Michael Dawson, but the Tottenham Hotspur defender's calf injury means he misses out to Knight.  The Fulham centre-half replaces Matthew Upson who has a hernia.  Knight, 25, has played four times for the England under-21s and has been a regular starter for Fulham all season.  Richardson, who has three under-21 caps to his name, was instrumental in West Brom's successful battle against relegation.

Saturday, 21 May 2005 - Gary Neville has become the latest player to pull out of England's summer tour to the United States - with Charlton Athletic's Luke Young taking his place.  The Manchester United defender was due to captain his country if David Beckham and Michael Owen were not released by Real Madrid for the first game.  But the groin injury which kept Neville out of Saturday's FA Cup final has forced his withdrawal.

Thursday, 26 May 2005 - Stewart Downing has been ruled out of England's two matches in the United States after suffering a jarred knee in training.  Downing, 20, was hurt during England's first training session in Chicago ahead of Saturday's international with the host nation at Soldier Field Stadium.  Doctors had assessed whether he could play in that match or Tuesday's fixture against Colombia.

Saturday, 28 May 2005 - Peter Crouch has been ruled out of England's friendly against the United States.  The 24-year-old striker suffered a foot injury during training when he was caught by defender Sol Campbell, who will captain the side in Chicago.  Crouch was set to make his debut but Alan Smith seems likely to replace him.  England coach Eriksson had explained: "We don't know how bad it is but we will see how things are on Saturday morning."

U.S. 1  England 2 - 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 United States 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.  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.  England then introduced a third debutant, with Charlton's Luke Young sent on for the tireless Johnson.

Sunday, 29 May 2005 - Sol Campbell and Kieran Richardson are major doubts for Tuesday's friendly against Colombia in New Jersey.  Campbell will have a scan on Monday to assess an ankle problem suffered early on in yesterday's 2-1 win.  And Richardson, who limped off with a hamstring problem, may well miss out.  But Ashley Cole, who went off in the second half with a hamstring injury, may be fit to play at Giants Stadium.  Eriksson is likely to give striker Peter Crouch a run-out - if he recovers from the ankle knock that prevented him from making his debut against the United States.  Eriksson's squad will be lifted by the arrival of regular skipper David Beckham and Michael Owen, who have been released by Real Madrid.  But Owen Hargreaves will not fly out after Eriksson allowed the midfielder to stay with Bayern München for a match to mark the opening of their new stadium.

Monday, 30 May 2005 - Sol Campbell is out of Tuesday's friendly against Colombia in New Jersey.  But striker Peter Crouch and defender Ashley Cole are both set to play after taking part in training on Monday.  Campbell limped off at half-time in Saturday's 2-1 win in Chicago and was replaced by Fulham's Zat Knight - who is in line to start tomorrow.  Two-goal hero Kieran Richardson remains doubtful with a hamstring problem.  Richardson will have a scan to determine the extent of the damage.  Eriksson's squad will be lifted by the arrival of regular skipper David Beckham and Michael Owen, who have been released by Real Madrid.

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