Emerging English team represents a tough challenge

September 19, 2007
SHANGHAI, China -- Once the United States finally escapes Shanghai, it will begin trying to earn its way back to the city that hosts the World Cup final on Sept. 30.

A day after beating Nigeria 1-0 to clinch first place in Group B and earn a spot opposite England in Saturday's quarterfinal in Tianjin (8 a.m. ET, ESPN2), weather delays related to Typhoon Wipha prevented the American team from leaving Shanghai as originally scheduled. But even as they waited out the effects of a very real ...

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