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Soldier Field (Chicago)

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

kickoff at 14:06

International Friendly
Attendance: 47,637
 

USA

England
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2

Clinton Dempsey (79)
 
Kieran Richardson (4, 44)

Eddie Pope (31), Cory Gibbs (42)
 
Ashley Cole (35)
     
     

Managers
  Sven-Goran Eriksson

Players
 
USA
 
18Kasey Keller (Capt.)
6Steven Cherundolo
12Cory Gibbs 42
23Eddie Pope 31 73
21Greg Vanney
14Steve Ralston
25Kerry Zavagnin
2Clinton Dempsey (79)
20Brian McBride 82
10Landon Donovan
16Josh Wolff

Subs
4Carlos Bocanegra 73
11Conor Casey 82
19Clyde Simms 90
ENGLAND
 
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 01  David James (G)
Cap number 31
Manchester City
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 02  Glen Johnson (D)
Cap number 3
Chelsea
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 03  Ashley Cole (D)
Cap number 40
Arsenal
 35
 63
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 05  Wes Brown (D)
Cap number 9
Manchester United
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 06  Sol Campbell (Capt.) (CD)
Cap number 65
Arsenal
 45
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 04  Michael Carrick (M)
Cap number 3
Tottenham Hotspur
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 07  Jermaine Jenas (M)
Cap number 11
Newcastle United
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 08  Kieran Richardson (M)
Cap number 1
Manchester United
 4
 44
 59
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 09  Alan Smith (M)
Cap number 14
Manchester United
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 11  Joe Cole (M)
Cap number 22
Chelsea
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 10  Andy Johnson (F)
Cap number 2
Crystal Palace
 76

Subs
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 12  Luke Young (D)
Cap number 1
Charlton Athletic
 76
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 14  Phil Neville (D)
Cap number 51
Manchester United
 59
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 15  Zat Knight (D)
Cap number 1
Fulham
 45
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 16  Jermain Defoe (F)
Cap number 11
Tottenham Hotspur
 63
2004 /05

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Goal Scorers USA....Clint Dempsey 78' England....Kieran Richardson (2) 4'44' Team line-ups: USA: Keller, Cherundolo, Gibbs, Pope, Vanney, Ralston, Zavagnin, Dempsey, McBride, Donovan, Wolff. Subs: Hahnemann, Berhalter, Bocanegra, Spector, Casey, Convey, Simms. England: James, Glen Johnson, Ashley Cole, Brown, Campbell, Joe Cole, Carrick, Jenas, Richardson, Andrew Johnson, Smith. Subs: Young, Green, Neville, Knight, Defoe, Crouch, Carson. Referee: Benito Archundia Tellez (Mexico)
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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-Goran Eriksson before the final whistle, but they held out for the win.

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