England looking ripe for upset 

May, 12, 2010
05/12/10
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With all-world talents like Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard at coach Fabio Capello's disposal, it's little wonder that England remains the odds-on favorite to win the much-anticipated World Cup match against the U.S. team exactly one month from today.

That said, upsets happen all the time. And If the Americans are going to author a memorable one on June 12, the fact that Capello's team appears to be in utter disarray heading into the tournament can't hurt the Yanks' chances.


To see why the chances of upsetting England are looking better and better for the U.S., plus projected starters for the Yanks in the World Cup opener, you must be an ESPN Insider.

Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.

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