USA vs. England: A World Cup Rematch 60 Years in the Making

Friday, June 11, 2010

In 1950, the U.S. soccer team took the field in Belo Horizonte, Brazil as 500-1 long shots to win the World Cup. Their opponents were the "Kings of Football," the English, who were 3-1 favorites to win it all. Behind the brilliant goal keeping of Frank Borghi, the U.S. was able to pull off one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history, defeating England 1-0. Tomorrow, team USA will try and pull off a similar upset as they begin their World Cup campaign with an opening match against England.

Who are you rooting for and why? How do you celebrate the teams? Special foods? Special rituals? Share your World Cup stories with us.

New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey brings the trans-Atlantic World Cup rivalry up to date with predictions for tomorrow's game and a few key players to watch out for.

Below: We take a trip down memory lane with Frank Borghi as he shares his memories of the 1950 "Miracle on Grass" match, and his excitement for tomorrow's game. Listen:

 

Guests:

Frank Borghi and George Vecsey

Produced by:

David J Fazekas and Alex Goldmark

Comments [2]

opinionews

Check out this funny <a href="http://www.opinionews.com/2010/07/usa-world-cup-run-told-by-legos.html">video</a> on www.opinionews.com. Its USA v England and USA vs. Ghana highlights re-enacted by legos lol

Jul. 03 2010 02:46 PM
Victoria from kaysville, UT

U.S.A needs to step it up and win the game. If America loses i am selling my Fifa world cup tickets. If anyone who reads this i, and wants tickets for fifa world cup i would be happy to sell them to you for $50 a ticket. I have 14 tickets, it was for my family but they hate soccer and don't want to go.

P.S. I am single, i have 4 kids the other 10 are my ex-husbands kids. Two are boys, two are girls. I was voted sexest in the state but i husband thought i was the ugliest. You know i had 29 boyfriend in high school, i love to have sex.

Jun. 15 2010 11:27 PM

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