Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Germany wins fifth straight at Wembley
August 23rd, 2007 7AM



Germany extended its winning streak in England to five games with a 2-1 friendly victory. The Germans' Wembley victory streak dates back to 1982 and includes a 1-0 win in 2000 that marked England's last game at the "old Wembley." The Germans' win on Wednesday was England's first loss at the new $1.49 billion Wembley stadium. The Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham played 90 minutes and earned his 97th cap for England.

Both teams were missing key players, but England's Frank Lampard rifled a 14-yard unstoppable shot past German keeper Jens Lehmann in the ninth minute.

In the 26th minute, England keeper Paul Robinson looked out of position when a Bernd Schneider cross soared just under the crossbar. Robinson pawed it down to gift Kevin Kuranyi a tap-in.

English tabloid The Sun responded with the headline, "What a load of Robbish."

Five minutes before halftime, Germany debutant Christian Pander scored the winner with a 27-yard left-footed rocket. Michael Owen squandered a golden opportunity when he shot wide from close range and Kieron Dyer shot wide after Beckham delivered his only dangerous cross of the day.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: A big blunder by keeper Bernd Leno     
Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno made the most embarrassing blunder of the weekend in a 1-1 ...
U.S. Abroad: Danny Williams scores after 11 seconds    
Danny Williams, who was called into the U.S. squad for the Concacaf Cup, needed only 11 ...
USL: Los Dos knock off Orange County    
Ariel Lassiter scored both goals to lead LA Galaxy II to a 2-0 win over the ...
MLS Weekend: Timbers drop crushing home defeat    
Three days after winning the U.S. Open Cup, Sporting Kansas City traveled to Portland, where it ...
Three Takeaways from USA-Cuba Olympic qualifier     
The USA clinched a berth in the all-important semifinals of the Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Championship with ...
U.S. roster for Concacaf Cup    
Jurgen Klinsmann named his roster for the next Saturday's USA-Mexico game for the Concacaf Cup at ...
Concacaf Olympic Qualifying: Day 3    
Canada remained alive in Olympic men's qualifying with a 3-1 win over Panama, which for the ...
What They're Saying: Cuba U-23 coach Raul Valentin    
"For me, what's important is the players who are here. The players who have gone, they've ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement    
"On a joint decision it was agreed to postpone the UEFA-FIFA challenge 2015, which had been ...
FC Kansas City rains on Seattle's NWSL parade again    
The Seattle Reign FC ran away with the NWSL Shield in 2014 (by 13 points) and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives