Alexi Lalas v. England

As everyone’s aware by now, the United States drew England, Algeria and Slovenia in the 2010 World Cup draw. The US has never played either Algeria or Slovenia. We’ve played England 10 times…lost 8…but won 2 memorable games (for Americans anyway). The US beat England in the 1950 World Cup off a Joe Gaetjen’s goal. The United States also beat England at the 1993 US Cup, with some help from the now slightly polished Alexi Lalas.


This was taken from the Fall 1993 copy of Eurosport. Can’t believe Desmond Armstrong didn’t want to get involved in that Lapper/Lalas manhug.

The US National Team’s Alexi Lalas is congratulated by Mike Lapper after scoring America’s second goal against England during US Cup ’93 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Despite some late chances England, the US held on to win the match 2-0. A key element in the win was the superb goalkeeping of Tony Meola who frustrated England’s star striker Ian Wright twice in the waning minutes of the second half.

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