From: Lower Saxony Germany
Not sure what is meant with the statement, the US is is just getting started in soccer.
Didn't Beckenbauer and Pele play with Cosmos New York in the 70's? That was quite a few decades ago.
The US have a nice football team, but no real structure in their program. So I think they'll be team worth watching for a nice match but never a team with a chance of winning a major title. Esp the European Cup.
Now the crunch, does the England team have a chance of winning? I think not, I don't get so much info over here in Germany. But I feel that after Capello left England, the squad has been a bit lost. Is England a team or are they a group of single players?
The "enemy" France, Ukraine and Sweden. I think England does have a good chance to pass through the first round. And in the thrid group match if it waynes, then that should help us even more.
What I did notice though, Germany always have an evening game when it is cooler, they always have games in the better half of the day. Check the other tournements and you'll see the same. So I think Germany will fluke their way through as they always do.
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