More questions for Capello after draw

Fabio Capello had nine months to prepare for England’s World Cup

opener and was still fretting about tactics and lineups during the

1-1 draw against the United States.

Capello never could had predicted the glaring blunder that saw

goalkeeper Robert Green fumble Clint Dempsey’s shot into his own

net for the Americans’ only goal Saturday.

But the gambles to start the match with midfielder James Milner

and defender Ledley King backfired, with both replaced by the start

of the second half. A yellow card for Milner prompted fears he

could see red and force England to play short-handed, while the

injury-prone King went off with a groin problem.

England looked disjointed, perhaps symptomatic of Capello not

revealing the starting lineup to his players until two hours before

kickoff.