Debutant headlines English win

May 28, 2005
CHICAGO -- Even a second-rate England squad was too much for the Americans to handle.

Kieran Richardson scored twice in his first appearance for England on Saturday, leading his short-handed nation to a 2-1 victory over the United States in the teams' first meeting in more than a decade.

The loss was the Americans' first on U.S. soil in more than two years. Clint Dempsey prevented it from being a shutout with his first career goal late in the second half.


Read more

ESPN Conversations