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U.S. vs. England World Cup: Live Update

RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 12:  A USA fan flies the flag as she shows her support prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between England and USA at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 12, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Chris BennettContributor IJune 12, 2010

It look England less than four minutes to leave their mark on their opening game against the United States. England Captain Steven Gerrard scored his first goal in the World Cup and put England up 1-0. No ball control and weak defense has left the American's moral in shambles.

The United States are win less in World Cup matches when they have conceded the first goal. This could be a long game for U.S.A. fans.

What USA must do:

1. The Americans must regain composure, and they must do it fast. The midfield must keep the ball on the ground and start to control the flow of the game.

2. Calm down. Stop making unintelligent decisions and start playing your game. Bad passing and horrible first touches need to stop in order to get back in the game.

3. Get on the board: Altidore and company need to keep pressure on the England defense. England's backfield is not what it was with the loss of Rio Ferdinand. If the USA can gain ball control and keep pressure on newly called up defender King, scoring opportunities will come.

 

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