IRENE, South Africa (AFP) - US star midfielders Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan see Group C rival England as under pressure as both teams try to push forward into the second round of the World Cup.
After playing to a 1-1 draw in their opener, the Americans and England both trail Slovenia, a 1-0 winner over Algeria. On Friday, the English will meet Algeria while the US faces Slovenia in critical first-round matches.
"In all likelihood, if we lose, we're out of the tournament," Donovan said Tuesday. "I would imagine the England players feel pressure to win. It's the World Cup. There's a lot of pressure to go around."