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Thursday, January 24, 2013

US Soccer Federation Centennial Moment : Wembley Stadium

This year the International Soccer Archives is proud to present historical moments from the 100 years of soccer in the United States. We will be bringing you in words, pictures and artifacts a century of a soccer nation's heritage.
There is a place that surpasses the distance of soccer history - and that is England, where the hollowed grounds of WEMBLEY STADIUM is celebrating its 90th Anniversary. This comes also in the year of The Football Association which was founded 150 years ago.
England's  home stadia since 1923 was at the Exposition Grounds that housed Wembley Stadium.
An aerial view of the Twin Towers facade at Wembley Stadium. (ISA Collection)
From the 1923 F.A. Cup Final to the 1966 FIFA World Cup where England triumphed, visitors could visit the famous "Twin Towers" that hosted Kings, Queens, Generals and football Captains.
The last of the tour tickets to the original Wembley Stadium. (ISA Collection)
The American's have made one and only one visit in all the years to play the English at Wembley.
The date was September 7, 1994.
A ticket to history - USA v England at Wembley Stadium. (ISA Collection)
Bouyed by the success of the 1994 FIFA World Cup hosted by the USA, the Americans visited Wembley Stadium and the select few that played that day accomplished what even the great PELE' did not.
The US National Team pose at the famous Wembley Stadium (Copyright ISA. All rights reserved)
The Official match programme - USA v England (ISA Collection)
England triumphed at home with a 2:0 victory with a brace by Alan Shearer. The USA wore the "denim" style jerseys used at the 1994 World Cup. England played in their traditional white shirts.

Alexi Lalas fends off England's Tony Adams as  Brad Friedel looks on.(Copyright ISA. All rights reserved)
Cobi Jones is surrounded by England keeper David Seamen, Teddy Sheringham and England Captain David Platt. (Copyright ISA. All rights reserved)
The Offical Team sheet (ISA Collection)
7 September 1994 - Wembley Stadium - London, England 
Attendance: 38,629
Scorers: Alan Shearer 32, Alan Shearer 39
USA: Brad Friedel (Jurgen Sommer 82) - Jeff Agoos (Mike Lapper 70), Marcelo Balboa, Alexi Lalas, Paul Caligiuri - Thomas Dooley[C], Cobi Jones, Mike Sorber, Claudio Reyna (Joe-Max Moore 82) - Hugo Perez (Eric Wynalda 82), Earnie Stewart (Frank Klopas 82).
England: David Seamen - Jones, Graham Le Saux, Barry Venison, Tony Adams - Gary Pallister, David Platt [C], John Barnes, Alan Shearer (Les Ferdinand 80), Teddy Sheringham (Ian Wright 80), Darren Anderton.