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England Beats USA 2-1 in Soccer

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jun 1, 2005 12:48PM

2005_05_sports_usa_england_soccer.jpgThe Bears opener is still 4 months away, but Soldier Field saw nearly 48,000 pass through its gates for a football game of the other kind on Saturday. The U.S. national soccer team played an exhibition against England, losing 2-1. England's team missed some of its biggest stars like David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen. Fans wishing to see those stars had to attend Tuesday's England-Colombia match in New York.

The star of the match was Kiernan Richardson, who made his debut for England by scoring both of their goals. He scored on a free kick in the 4th minute and again in the 44th minute. The U.S. finally got on the board in the 79th minute with a Clint Dempsey header.

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