Gregg Berhalter's US team landed in a World Cup group with the England, Iran, and either Ukraine, Scotland or Wales.

Berhalter seeks to bolster USMNT roster for England match

In the first round of the 1950 World Cup of soccer football, a semi-professional team of Americans defeated England, where the sport was invented. The BBC described the upset this way:

“You need to think in terms of a British college baseball team beating the New York Yankees. . . . The US lineup included a postman, a mill worker and, appropriately enough from England’s point of view, a funeral director. One or two of their players were not able to make the trip to host country Brazil because they could not get time off work. ”

They’re still talking about that game on the other side of the pond.

“They are,” said US men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter. “Someone mentioned it in Doha last week. It’s still sticks as the biggest upset in England’s history. ”

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