The U.S. played well against England in World Cup Group B, but couldn’t get a goal.
Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah dominated in midfield for Gregg Berhalter’s team. Christian Pulisic’s laser-guided shot hit the crossbar in the first half, but he couldn’t score.
Gareth Southgate will have concerns about his midfield and offence heading into England’s finale against Wales. Harry Kane’s late header missed the goal.
In their last group encounter, the U.S. must win to advance. England needs a point against Wales to advance.
The Sporting News covered USA vs. England in the 2022 World Cup. Group B match in Qatar results are below.
USA vs England final score
USA (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Turner (GK) — 2. Dest (Moore, 78′), 3. Zimmerman, 13. Ream, 5. Robinson — 8. McKennie (Aaronson, 77′), 4. Adams, 6. Musah — 21. Weah (Reyna, 83′), 19. Wright, 10. Pulisic.
England (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Pickford (GK) — 12. Trippier, 5. Stones, 6. Maguire, 3. Shaw — 22. Bellingham (Henderson, 69′), 4. Rice — 17. Saka, 19. Mount, 10. Sterling (Grealish, 69′) — 9. Kane.
Group B standings:
USA vs. England, 2022 World Cup highlights FULL-TIME: 0-0 England
Wow. What a fantastic contest, and points are split. That’s a vital point for both teams, and although supporters will be frustrated they didn’t score, it’s still a terrific effort from the U.S.
Overall, the U.S. took it to England today and did everything except score.
90+4 min: The last action of the game is a U.S. free-kick, which goes out of play to Gio Reyna. Endless waste.
90+2 min: England! Jack Grealish intercepts a Walker Zimmerman pass in stoppage time, and Yunus Musah fouls him to give away a corner. This is a perilous time for England, and they’re not taking…
Luke Shaw delivers…Kane heads wide! Wasted a free header! Harry Kane beats Tim Ream but heads the ball wide. England might have won the game there, but they miss.
89:00 Matt Turner dribbles out of his own penalty area past two England attackers, and Brenden Aaronson finds Shaq Moore, whose cutback is cleared. The US is throwing everything at this problem.
Tim Ream clears a potential England set-piece and Christian Pulisic is fouled to clear the danger. Can either side win?
82nd minute: U.S. supporters receive Gio Reyna. Borussia Dortmund’s youth replaces Tim Weah. Haji Wright is replaced by Josh Sargent.
Harry Maguire makes a huge tackle to thwart Tim Weah’s counterattack in the 80th minute. He raises his left leg. He’s been great for England today, so this is concerning.
Brenden Aaronson replaces Weston McKennie after a lengthy U.S. possession. McKennie’s incredible performance will be kept for the Iran match. Expectedly, Shaq Moore replaces Sergino Dest.
England’s Marcus Rashford replaces Bukayo Saka.
Jack Grealish has turned the game around, and England are rising again. U.S. players seem tired. Brenden Aarsonson is on the sidelines waiting to replace Weston McKennie or Sergino Dest.
Jack Grealish’s initial touch weaves among defenders in the top-left corner of the penalty area. Weston McKennie makes a reckless challenge, but gets away with it as he dispossesses Grealish. Gregg Berhalter must reply for England to restore momentum.
68th minute: England makes substitutes. Henderson and Grealish replace Bellingham and Sterling. Phil Foden’s whereabouts are unknown.
65: Gareth Southgate prepares Jordan Henderson. The England manager wants to fix the shaky midfield. Henderson didn’t play in the first game against Iran.
63rd minute: USA ONLY. England players frustrated by loud shouts in Qatar. Midfielder Tyler Adams fouled. Gareth Southgate needs to make replacements. US turns sixth…
Jordan Pickford touches another beautiful delivery to surrender another corner. A foul against Raheem Sterling eases England’s pressure. The US can’t score.
Christian Pulisic, who was terrible on set-piece deliveries against Wales, throws in a fantastic pass to the far post in the 59th minute. Walker Zimmerman gets free, but he can’t reach there in time. The U.S. has continued from the first half.
Harry Maguire clears his two great corners. Manchester United’s center-back shined today.
53rd minute: Luke Shaw studs Tim Weah’s shins after going over the ball. No foul whistled. It should have been a yellow or red card. VAR never intervenes. Again, terrible officiating.
Chance, USA! Weston McKennie misses again. Antonee Robinson’s spectacular tackle sets up Haji Wright’s goal. McKennie’s shot from the top-right corner of the penalty area is blocked. He hits Row Z.
The second half begins. The U.S. dominated the first half, although both teams were threatening. U.S. supporters hope Gregg Berhalter can coach on the fly in the second half.
Neither team changed at halftime. First-half Weston McKennie was a pleasant sight for U.S. supporters. On a yellow card, he must be watchful in the second half.
USA-HALFTIME England scoreless
Halftime: Both teams are Mason Mount at halftime.
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Midway: In the first 45 minutes, the U.S. outplayed England, but couldn’t score. Gareth Southgate must make adjustments at halftime after Europe’s let-off.
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Chance, England! Matt Turner saves Mason Mount! Mount has England’s greatest opportunity of the half, but Turner saves it low. First half save was a big one.
Luke Shaw nutmegs Sergino Dest to create an England chance in the 45th minute. Raheem Sterling is cut off and shoots high and wide. The shot had a relatively low percentage angle.
One minute of stoppage time is nothing compared to what we’ve seen thus far.
Chance, USA! Pulisic heads wide. Again, the US fails to capitalise on its pressure.
41st minute: The U.S. is the superior offensive squad. Harry Maguire deflects Sergino Dest’s shot for a corner. North American underdogs are relentless.
Pulisic’s corner delivery is excellent, but it’s seldom met. Strange U.S. set-piece.
Raheem Sterling’s daring backheel is stopped by Walker Zimmerman in the 36th minute. That was incredible.
Matt Turner’s deep kick almost reaches Christian Pulisic on the counter, but John Stones pushes it away for a throw. Arsenal’s goalie has great intent and distribution.
Chance, USA! DUMP PULISIC! Yunus Musah and Weston McKennie build up, and the Chelsea man blasts a laser off the woodwork. In the last 15 minutes, the U.S. has been the superior attacking team, but has nothing to show for it. The U.S. might follow Canada’s path versus Belgium if they don’t capitalise immediately.
31st minute: John Stones knocks down Yunus Musah in transition. Tyler Adams begs for a yellow card, but the Venezuelan official refuses. Moments later, Weston McKennie commits a soft foul.
The U.S. players were frustrated with the refereeing in the draw with Wales, and they are today.
Yunus Musah’s long shot gives the USMNT a boost. Good attempt, but Jordan Pickford catches it. The U.S. aggressive intent surprises England.
Chance, USA! OH NO! That’s in the net! Weston McKennie misses a GREAT opportunity to score.
Tim Weah’s right-wing cross finds the Juventus midfielder unmarked on the penalty spot, but he leans back and misses. Best opportunity of the game for either side, wasted. You can’t miss against the world’s No. 5 squad.
Yunus Musah’s midfield tackle initiates a threatening U.S. assault, but Sergino Dest’s cross is intercepted by Jordan Pickford. A promising retort is poorly executed.
17th minute: America! Haji Wright’s first genuine opportunity comes on a long cross, but he misses wide. England’s defence pressured him. It would have been hard to capture it.
England currently dominates possession. Antonee Robinson has been terrific defensively against Bukayo Saka, but he’s also dangerous. That’s an early struggle.
Chance, England! We’re almost there! Bukayo Saka’s quick surge forward exposes the U.S. defence for Harry Kane. Walker Zimmerman’s block is a European warning shot.
Haji Wright and Jude Bellingham collide 9 min. No whistle ends play, so they both rise up slowly.
7th minute: Gareth Southgate shouts at his team about the U.S. system. Many are surprised. Both sides are rushing out of possession, giving the U.S. a lot of early possession.
The U.S. is preventing Declan Rice from getting the ball in England’s buildup. Two off-ball attackers pinch centrally to force England to go wide.
The beginning is slow. Both sides probe the opponent.
The U.S. is playing a 4-4-2, which is different from Gregg Berhalter’s earlier tactics. 4-4-1-1 on the ball? Berhalter has stuck with the 4-3-3 for two years. Today, Haji Wright leads Tim Weah.
We’re off! England vs. USA, 2022 World Cup, on Black Friday in the US.
Pre-match hype, analysis, commentary, and starting lineups
9 minutes left: England striker Harry Kane tells Fox’s Tom Rinaldi minutes before the game that he wants to become an NFL kicker. Maybe. He may even return to Spurs Stadium.
23 minutes left: Weston McKennie, Sergino Dest, and Tim Ream are suspended for yellow cards. The match against Iran is far more important than this one versus England. This game’s referee is infamous for dishing out yellow cards like candy.
The three must avoid suspension to reach the group stage finals. Gregg Berhalter’s gamble is huge.
35-minute countdown: Harry Kane needs two goals to become England’s all-time leading goalscorer, but emphasis is on Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.
48-minute countdown: Only Haji Wright started versus Wales in the opener. He won his fifth cap in a crucial encounter. Jesus Ferreira is the finest U.S. pushing forward, and the high press will be crucial if the U.S. wants to cause England’s back line difficulties and win.
1 hour 10 minutes until start The U.S. lineup seems uncertain. Sergino Dest is played at right-back despite his defensive frailties, while Weston McKennie starts despite health and yellow card concerns.
Tim Weah begins on the flank opposite Christian Pulisic, leaving Brenden Aaronson and Gio Reyna out front. Haji Wright replaces Jesus Ferreira as centre striker.
Gareth Southgate’s England team is unaltered, as predicted.
1 hour 44 minutes to kickoff: U.S. fans in Qatar.
According to WhoScored, Jude Bellingham’s colleague Bukayo Saka was the best player in England’s first group-stage game. The Arsenal winger scored twice and is a youthful star; the U.S. will have their hands hard with him.
Saka had three attempts on target in England and USA’s opener against Iran.
2 hours 20 minutes to kickoff: one way to approach this match.
Gregg Berhalter gave his team a unique present before the England match.
2:57 from kickoff: Fulham had the most players in USA vs. Wales with four. With no Fulham players in the England team, only Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson represent the club for the U.S. They tweeted about being ripped in today’s game.
Fulham’s strategy is sensible. LAFC was criticised for a tweet praising Gareth Bale’s late goal against the U.S.
Gregg Berhalter and the U.S. players have said that their familiarity with England players from the Premier League gives them an edge in today’s encounter.
3 hours 17 minutes till kickoff: The match’s referee is something to know ahead of time. Jesus Valenzuela earned CONMEBOL Referee of the Year in 2021, yet he’s a card machine.
CONMEBOL is a yellow card factory, but Valenzuela has been cautioned a lot. Observe:
3 hours 35 minutes till kickoff: Before the game, read my betting preview. I predict England to win by many goals with a smothering second half.
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4 hours 38 minutes till kickoff: More U.S. vs. England scenarios are pointless. A tie means they can withstand any Wales outcome on the last day, while a victory means they just need to draw with Iran.
The US needs a result on the last day against Iran, presumably a victory, to advance. Having practically no stakes versus England is an advantage for the U.S. because they can play without pressure. They can lose by 10 versus England and still advance if they beat Iran.
WHAT a result for the U.S. in the day’s opening game. Iran’s win against Wales puts the U.S. in great shape to progress. Now, playing England is a plus.
Here’s how the U.S. can advance: Defeat Iran to advance. It’s not quite that straightforward, but it’s close.
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Today’s England contest is a bonus. Even a lopsided loss wouldn’t be catastrophic. Today, the U.S. has nothing to lose by scoring.
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5 hours 30 minutes till kickoff: Robert Green’s howler in England’s final World Cup encounter against the USA enabled Clint Dempsey to tie the game 1-1.
This 1-1 draw resulted to a famous US back page:
Did you know the two characters of the occasion reconnected years later? Dempsey cried.
After a dispute regarding whether injury-prone playmaking talent Gio Reyna might sub against Wales. After the game, player and coach gave different stories.
Haji Wright replaces Jesus Ferreira as centre striker. Josh Sargent sits.
Tim Weah, worried about a yellow card, starts over Gio Reyna and Brenden Aaronson. Weston McKennie, who looked out of shape against Wales and had to come off, also keeps his spot.
Matt Turner (GK) — Sergino Dest, Zimmerman 3-Walker, Tim Ream 5-Antonee Robinson—8-Weston McKennie 4Tyler Adams 6-Yunus Musah—21-Tim Weah, 19-Haji Wright, 10-Christian Pulisic.
Gareth Southgate won’t rest Harry Kane despite an injury against Iran that needed a scan.
Only James Maddison (knee) is out injured after Harry Maguire recovered from dizziness during the Iran match.
England’s confirmed (4-3-3) lineup: 1-Jordan Pickford (GK) against. 5john stones 6-Harry Maguire, 3-Luke Shaw—22-Jude Bellingham 4-Declan Mason Mount vs. 10-Raheem Sterling, 9-Harry Kane
The Americans are outmatched by the star-studded English squad, who beat Iran 6-2. The USA have never lost against England in the World Cup, winning once and drawing once.
As the underdog at Al Bayt Stadium, Team USA will play with a chip on its shoulder after losing to Wales. With a win, England may reach the knockout stage and claim first position.
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