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Keys to U.S. victory (and vice versa)

Updated: June 12, 2010, 12:40 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

England and the U.S. have at least one thing in common heading into the World Cup -- fans in both countries hold heightened expectations.

England, seeking to end an agonizing 44-year drought, raised its level under hardened Italian boss Fabio Capello. In late May, all-world forward Lionel Messi included the Three Lions in his trio of favorites.

The U.S., meanwhile, stunned European champ Spain in last year's Confederations Cup, before bravely succumbing to Brazil. Getting ...

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