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Sunday, June 13, 2010

1950 - THE GAME OF THEIR LIVES ~ 2010 - WORLD CUP in SOUTH AFRICA

This post is inspired by a World Cup soccer match Saturday, June 12, 2010, in South Africa between England and USA. Score: 1 - 1. Lucky USA in that England's goalkeeper, Green, dropped the ball, then it went into the net. I know nothing about soccer, except the little I see in bits on TV and the movie, starring Gerard Butler, The Game of Their Lives.

About the 1950 USA Soccer Team


United States
UNITED STATES:


GK
Frank Borghi
DF
Harry Keough
DF
Joe Maca
MF
Walter Bahr
MF
Ed McIlvenny (c)[N 1]
MF
Charlie Colombo
FW
Frank Wallace
FW
Gino Pariani
FW
Joe Gaetjens
FW
John Souza
FW
Ed Souza
Manager:
Scotland William Jeffrey

John Souza and Ed Souza (not related) are from the area where I presently live.
Above click on each 1950 member's names and learn a bit about each one. Here is just a portion of John Souza's and Ed Souza's page information:

John "Clarkie" Souza-Benavides (b. July 12, 1920 in Fall River, Massachusetts) is a former soccer player who earned 14 caps and scored 3 goals for the United States men's national soccer team, and played in the U.S. team's historic 1–0 victory over England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He was selected for a World Cup All-Star team by the Brazilian sports newspaper Mundo Esportivo, and remained the only American player ever selected to a World Cup All-Star team until Claudio Reyna in 2002. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Edward Souza-Neto (Born: September 22, 1921 - Fall River, Massachusetts; Died: May 19, 1979 - Warren, Rhode Island) was an American soccer player who earned 6 caps and scored 1 goal for the United States men's national soccer team, and played in the U.S. team's historic 1–0 victory over England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Souza was also a member of the U.S. team for the 1948 Summer Olympics. He played his club soccer with Ponta Delgada F.C.


Wonderful pictures of the real team and the actors playing the 1950 USA soccer team - Don't miss this - Click the links - Just fantastic!

The Hero Who Vanished
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SIXTY YEARS AGO THE U.S. UPSET MIGHTY ENGLAND IN THE WORLD CUP ON A SINGLE GOAL BY JOE GAETJENS. IN MOST COUNTRIES GAETJENS WOULD HAVE BEEN IDOLIZED. BUT IN THE U.S. HE WAS IGNORED, AND IN HIS NATIVE HAITI HE WAS MARKED FOR DEATH - Six pages about 1950 match:
sports illustrated.cnn.com/vault/article

and 60 years later … Saturday, June 12, 2010 - By Ronald Blum
Read it 60-years-later

and this . . .

Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines

OTL: A Goal, A Ghost

ESPN Video: Joe Gaetjens, a Haitian immigrant, scored the greatest goal in American soccer history. He should have been a hero. Instead, Gaetjens was abducted and died in a Haitian prison. Outside the Lines sheds light on his story.

I found this information with this video by poking around this web page: www.baudofamily.com

This video is great . . . don't miss seeing this . . . it is a gem of a find and I don't want you to miss it . . .







and also found on web page: www.baudofamily.com is an CNN.com article on the 1950 team. Here is the link. It is also really a good find.

Three 1950 soccer members and the actors who played them


The cast of the movie - The Game of Their Lives
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I have always liked this movie, which is known by two names, The Miracle Match. And The Game of Their Lives, which is my preferred title:
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Clip from The Game of Their Lives
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Click on the post title to take you to goal2127 channel that has uploaded the first 9 minutes of the movie The Game of Their Lives.

A previous post I did about this movie: The game of their lives- The miracle match

CNN's coverage of the 2010 Soccer World Cup ireport



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