Monday, May 31, 2010

VIDEO: Joe Gaetjens vs England Highlights in 1950 FIFA World Cup

USA 1 - 0 England

USA vs England Highlights in 1950 FIFA World Cup

On 29 June 1950, at the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the United States shockingly defeated England 1–0 in a group match. In the thirty-seventh minute, Joe Gaetjens 38', a Haitian immigrant, dived headlong and scored the sole goal of the match giving U.S.A. a improbable led 1–0 in the first half. The momentum Gaetjens shot grave U.S.A prevented a probable return in the second half by the English, whom many considered the "Kings of Football". The match was played in Belo Horizonte at Estádio Independência. - Official Stats Report

Joseph Edouard Gaetjens (pronounced [ˈgeɪ.dʒɛnz]; born March 19, 1924, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; presumed dead July 1964, Haiti) was a Haitian soccer player who played for the United States national team in the 1950 FIFA World Cup, scoring the winning goal in the 1–0 upset of England. - Wikipedia

The 1950 US National Soccer Team, Joe Gaetjens (bottom; third from your right)

Joe Gaetjens (left), a Haitian immigrant, scored the only goal as the U.S. inflicted England¿s most embarrassing defeat at the 1950 World Cup in Brazil

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