The England versus United States World Cup match may not have delivered goals but it delivered plenty of drama as the USMNT remains unbeaten against its political ally that it has a “special relationship” with.
Let’s take a look at how the match was covered in the newspapers on both sides of the pond.
US newspaper coverage of England-USA
The New York Times offered a below-the-fold front page article focused on how far the USMNT has come after drawing against the sport’s elite:
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Inquirer had the contrary angle as it deemed the result “frustrating”:
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette delivered a local angle as its front page feature focused on how the World Cup is helping the USL’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds connect with the community:
The Boston Globe also kept it parochial as its front page once again spotlights former New England Revolution keeper Matt Turner:
And talk about parochial, Long Island’s Newsday prioritized high school football over a match that was watched by tens of millions.
The New York Post struck an optimistic tone on its front page:
Los Angeles’ La Opinión summed the match up best as its front page as it said the USMNT was better than England in the match:
How the British newspapers covered US-England draw
Before we dive into the English post-match coverage it’s important to see their approach before the match. The Daily Star summed up the confident mood best:
It was a decidedly different mood after the match:
England’s other tabloids were just as creative with their front and back page match coverage:
The Independent, a broadsheet in spirit but a tabloid in its physical format, delivered a trifecta of terrific headlines:
And finally, we arrive at The Athletic, which was founded to deliver content not being done by other news sites. John Muller’s informative and illuminating graphic showing how Tyler Adams prevented England from playing through the middle is just the kind of coverage we need more of. Not only on news sites but during broadcast coverage of matches.
Graphics like these would help all of those in the US who mainly only watch the World Cup realize that there’s plenty happening even in a scoreless draw.
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