We all know what the biggest victory in U.S. history of England was.
July 4, 1776, of course. Happy Independence Day everyone.
That victory on July 4 only just usurps another famous U.S. victory over England (kidding… kind of) for the greatest of all time.
I’m of course talking about the USA’s 1-0 win over England at the 1950 World Cup in Brazil thanks to Joe Gaetjens’ glancing header.
On this day full of nostalgia and celebration around everything great about America, watch the video above to see the victory which is still described as one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history as a team full of amateurs from the U.S. beat the superstars of England.
Also, in the videos below you can take a further trip down memory lane and watch Americans kick English butts… again. You can also watch a brief video looking back on the game via FIFA’s official YouTube channel here.
Happy Fourth, folks.
Some more rough match highlights
Who was Joe Gaetjens?