Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Random Facts that Didn't Make the Game Notes

We know you all are pouring through the game notes published on ussoccer.com, but here's some facts that hit the cutting room floor. You can decide if they deserved to ...

  • Only three sets of teammates on the rosters from each teams: Landon Donovan and David Beckham (Los Angeles Galaxy); Tim Howard and Phil Jagielka (Everton); Jonathan Spector and Dean Ashton (West Ham United).
  • When the U.S. beat England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup, it was the first time that England had faced a CONCACAF opponent. In fact, it was only the seconnd team outside of Europe that they had played. (Chile was the first in the match before. The USA match marked the 256th international for England
  • Bob Bradley's international record breakdown:

    14-5-2 overall
    4-1-0 vs UEFA
    7-0-2 vs CONCACAF
    1-4-0 vs CONMEBOL
    1-0-0 vs AFC
    1-0-0 vs CAF

    Bradley is 8-0-1 all-time when the U.S. is leading at the half

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