U.S. Team Faces Algeria In World Cup Wednesday Morning

June 22, 2010

A trio of UCLA alumni will attempt to send the U.S. soccer team into the knockout round at the World Cup in South Africa on Wednesday, June 23. Carlos Bocanegra, Benny Feilhaber, Jonathan Bornstein and the U.S. team will face Algeria in the final game of group play at 7 am PT on ESPN. The U.S. is tied for second place with England in Group C.

A win would move the U.S. into the Round of 16. A tie against Algeria, coupled with an England loss against Slovenia or a tie against Algeria, coupled with a tie between England and Slovenia with the U.S. maintaining its goals scored advantage, which is currently at +2, would also advance the U.S. However, a U.S. loss to Algeria, or a U.S. tie coupled with an England victory against Slovenia would end the U.S. team's run.

Team captain Bocanegra, who is playing in his second career World Cup, has started in both games for the U.S. Feilhaber made his World Cup debut on Friday, playing in the second half of the U.S. 2-2 tie with Slovenia. Bornstein has yet to see action.

Feilhaber was interviewed for U.S. Soccer's Studio 90 show this week. In Part 1, he talks about the U.S. comeback against Slovenia, and in Part 2, he is joined by Bornstein for a 'Roomies for Life' segment.

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