Benjamin Hochman: St. Louisans Josh Sargent, Tim Ream look to upset England in World Cup

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In the course of human events, the United States has pulled off the two-biggest upsets against England. There was the 1950 soccer match in the World Cup, during which a team of part-time players (five from St. Louis) defeated her majesty’s football kings, 1-0. And, of course, there was that one war. On Friday, the United States faces England in the World Cup, a match of even grander importance since the U.S. couldn’t even get by Wales. Monday’s tie — in a game the U.S. led and dominated in the first half — puts the onus on us (well, the U.S.). And while Monday’s tie was deemed as underachievin…

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