England looking ripe for upset 

May, 12, 2010

With all-world talents like Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard at coach Fabio Capello's disposal, it's little wonder that England remains the odds-on favorite to win the much-anticipated World Cup match against the U.S. team exactly one month from today.

That said, upsets happen all the time. And If the Americans are going to author a memorable one on June 12, the fact that Capello's team appears to be in utter disarray heading into the tournament can't hurt the Yanks' chances.

Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.