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    Does anyone even care about this match? Seems like a complete waste of time for our players after just finishing a busy season and why bother to have it it America when most of their players play here...


    England will field an unfamiliar line-up when they take on USA at Soldier Field, Chicago, live on Sky Sports 1.

    Sven Goran Eriksson has taken his side on a much-criticised tour of the United States but will look to learn more about several of his squad players.

    Manchester City goalkeeper David James is desperate to prove he is worthy of displacing Paul Robinson and starts as reward for his attitude since being dropped from the team.

    With Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and John Terry all missing, the back four is likely to include Ashley Cole, Wes Brown, captain Sol Campbell and either Glen Johnson or Phil Neville at right back.

    With David Beckham and Owen Hargreaves not available until the friendly with Colombia, the likes of Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Jermaine Jenas will all expect to start with Alan Smith and Phil Neville candidates for the fourth midfield slot.

    If Smith does not play up front, Peter Crouch and Andy Johnson should compete to partner Tottenham's Jermain Defoe.

    With Robert Green, Scott Carson, Kieran Richardson and Zat Knight all hoping for debuts, like Crouch, there are plenty of opportunities for new caps.

    USA coach Bruce Arena has replaced injury victim Pablo Mastroeni with Kerry Zavagnin of Kansa City Wizards.

    Fulham striker Brian McBride is expected to lead the line for the Americans and several other English-based players could be involved including Bobby Convey, Carlos Bocanegra and Marcus Hahnemann.

    One man to watch out for is FC Dallas striker Eddie Johnson, who has trained with Manchester United, while Landon Donovan provides a lot of experience in midfield.

    Arena has a tough choice in goal with Hahnemann competing with Borussia Monchengladbach's Kasey Keller and Zach Thornton of Chicago Fire, who must be keen to play on his home ground.
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    Prediciton: We'll either win, lose or draw.

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    i wonder if america will take their ball home at half time

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHeshPants420
    Does anyone even care about this match? Seems like a complete waste of time for our players after just finishing a busy season and why bother to have it it America when most of their players play here...




    Prediciton: We'll either win, lose or draw.

    It's daft imho, you change a game like the cup final, one of the biggest single games of the season, if not the biggest, from a replay format to finished on the day via penalties as the fixture list is so crowded then organise a game like this madness

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    Quote Originally Posted by GepperRankins
    i wonder if america will take their ball home at half time
    Or stop for a rest after the first "quarter".
    Last edited by MCHeshPants420; 05-27-2005 at 01:43 PM.

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    is this a qualifier for the world cup??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurai
    is this a qualifier for the world cup??

    Nah, it's just a silly post-season friendly. USA have a different qualifying competition than us, featuring such prominent footballing nations like Guatemala, Panama and Costa Rica.

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    Merchandising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    Merchandising.
    i was wondering if budweiser had anything to do with it

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    soccer dudes soccer

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    Quote Originally Posted by GepperRankins
    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    Merchandising.
    i was wondering if budweiser had anything to do with it
    Good point.

    So when is this likely match of Soccertainment?


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