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