DaMarcus Beasley: “The US won’t fear England in Qatar”
The former United States international said that the team managed by Gregg Berhalter won’t fear playing the Three Lions at the World Cup.
The United States men’s national team has never lost a game against England when they have met at a World Cup. The first time they played against each other was in 1950 and the USMNT won 1-0 and it is considered one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history.
The second time they met was in the group stage during the 2010 World Cup and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Steven Gerrard scored for England in the 4th minute and Clint Dempsey leveled in the 40th minute. So history favors the CONCACAF side and that is why former United States international DeMarcus Beasley said that the USMNT will not fear England in Qatar.
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“It’s a good draw,” Beasley otld Insider. “Whenever you get to a World Cup it’s tough. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing, you know, it’s one game, if the ball trickles your way, on your day, you can win, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing against.
“But yeah, it’s a good draw for us, for the United States. I’m excited, obviously, to see the team play England in a World Cup game again. I will say that England has not yet beaten the United States at the World Cup. I have to say that,” added Beasley.
“I think that it’s not too big of an expectation for the US to get out of their group,” he said. I know they’re young, for almost all of them it is their first World Cup and that’s pretty unheard of for any country, but I hold them at a very high standard.”