England's goalkeeper Robert Green might not want to go back home anytime soon, or ever for that matter. With England controlling most of the first half, an inexcusable mishandle by Green has given the United States a 1-1 tie at the end of 45 minutes.
Steven Gerrard opened up the scoring just inside four minutes with a beautiful strike that beat United States goalie Tim Howard low.
The crushing blow seemed to awake the United States. They seemed to even out the time of position and had a handful of quality shots on goal.
The English stayed on top until the 40th minute. Clint Dempsey received the ball just outside of the 20-yard-box and after a few quick moves shot the ball low on the ground towards the middle of the net. Then something happened. English goalie Robert Green went down to his knees and seemed to have the situation well under control until the ball skipped off his right glove and into the back of the net.
The unfortunate situation for Green is a great opportunity for the Americans. Now they have 45 minutes to change the game around and pull out a win.
Time of Possession: USA -50%/ England 50%
Shots: USA-7/ England-8
Yellow Cards: USA-1 (RB Steve Cherundolo)/ England- 1 (James Milner)