Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Brits Take Care of Yanks

When I think of John Terry, I usually think of the actor that has appeared on 24, Lost, and more of your favorite primetime programming. But if you said that name on a World stage, you'd most likely draw to mind the Captain of the English soccer team, who just days ago became known as the man to miss a penalty kick for Chelsea against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League Final. That name should become a lot more familiar to Americans after he scored the winning goal against the U.S. Soccer team today (I know, nobody likes soccer, but go with me on this one).

Terry's goal came off a David Beckham assist, and along with a goal from Steven Gerrard, England was able to beat the Americans in their friendly Wednesday by a score of 2-0. The U.S. performance was described as uninspired, and their biggest problem was their lack of any offensive threat, especially from their forwards. The United States team has a reputation of beating up on the little guys yet falling to the big ones, and that came true once again today. Even though it was just a friendly, it would have been nice to come away with a better result in our quest to be on stage with the world's best.

(Ian Kington/Getty Images)


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