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United States of America


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Wednesday, 27 May 1964
End of season tour match

USA 0 England 10 [0-3]


Match Summary
USA Squad
England Squad

Downing Stadium, Randalls Island, New York City
Attendance: 5,062;
Kick-off: 8.00pm local & 1.00am BST 28 May

England - Roger Hunt (4, 22, 52 HATTRICK, 64), Fred Pickering (5, 47, 74 HATTRICK), Terry Paine (49, 68), Bobby Charlton (67).
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Ray Morgan
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Linesmen - tbc

This match followed the Kennedy Cup Elimination match between the National League and the Eastern League.

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USA Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 77th to 79th
Colours: White jerseys, blue shorts, red socks.
Capt:   Manager: James Reed
USA Lineup
  Schwart, Uwe     G     GA
2 Borodiak, Iván     RB      
3 Racz, Andy     LB      
4 Rick, Horst     RHB      
5 Garcia, Justo     CHB      
6 Horváth, K. Charles     LHB      
7 Chyzowych, Walter     OR      
8 Noha, Mykhaylo     IR      
9 Mate, Andrew     CF      
10 Murphy, Edward J.     IL      
11 Wild, Richard     OL      

unused substitutes:

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 3rd
Colours: The 1962 Bukta away jersey - Red v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, white shorts, white socks.
Capt: Ron Flowers, first captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 44 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
14th match, W 10 - D 1 - L 3 - F 51 - A 22.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Leicester City FC 11 15ᵍᵃ
2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham FC 4 0
3 Thomson, Robert A. 20 5 December 1943 LB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 0
828 4 Bailey, Michael A. 22 27 February 1942 RHB Charlton Athletic FC 1 0
5 Norman, Maurice 30 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 29 28 July 1934 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 44 10
7 Paine, Terence L. 25 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 8 6
Hunt, Roger 25
Liverpool FC
the 62nd (25th post-war) hattrick scored
829      9
Pickering, Frederick 23
19 January 1941 CF Everton FC
the 63rd (26th post-war) hattrick scored
10 Eastham, George, injured off 33rd min. 27   IL   11 1
11 Thompson, Peter 21 27 November 1942 OL Liverpool FC 3 0
England Substitutes
Charlton, Robert, on 33rd minute for Eastham 26     Manchester United FC 53 52 33

unused substitutes:


hattrick records:

England's two hattricks in one match for the seventh time broke records. Being the first time five have been scored in a single season.
Pickering is the thirteenth debutant to score a hattrick, the first since Mortensen in May 1947.
Eighth, and final time two hat-tricks have been scored in a single match, but the only time two have occurred in one season.

substitute records:

Bobby Charlton is the seventh substitute used by England since May 1950, all friendly matches.
Charlton is the third Manchester United FC player to be used as a substitute. He is the fourth substitute to score, tallying six goals in total. Also the most experienced player to be a substitute.
Manager Alf Ramsey also played against USA in the World Cup Finals defeat in 1950, as well as the friendly victory three years later.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Everton centre-forward Fred Pickering started his international career with a hat-trick and Roger Hunt scored four goals as England ran riot against an overwhelmed United States team. Mike Bailey, driving captain of Charlton before his move to Wolves, had a comfortable debut and would have won many more caps but for breaking a leg a few months later. Alf Ramsey had been right-back in the England team humbled 1-0 by the United States in the 1950 World Cup finals, and it was suggested to him after the match that this runaway victory had been something of a consolation. He gave the football writer putting the question one of his infamous cold-eyed stars and said: 'Nothing will ever be a consolation for that.' Clearly, an old wound that would never go away.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author