I don't think it's all Robert Green's fault, it was a blunder and goalkeepers make blunders. So many times in the last few years it has been our Achilles heel. If you think about it it's the most pivotal position really as they have to be in fine form all the time, having little playing time and staying focused for about 2-3 shots a game against them (in Green's case), or dealing with plenty of shots, maybe about 20 odd (in Howards case). When they make a mistake it is massively blown out of proportion.
Other then that one costly mistake, and it was costly, Green was probably one of our better players. England played such a lifeless game and looked settled for a draw and I think the team have more to blame for then anything. Glen Johnson and Gerrard seemed to be there, I would even say Heskey was as well, but so many other players were just inconsistent, no flair brought to the table and when they finally did pull it together, it just never really connected. Well done to the US defense for that, as I felt at the start they looked pretty bad in the back line but managed to pull it together after about 10-20 minutes. The guy with the meat chops, Onyewu, played a solid game in defense and Howard was solid in goal, probably the best player on the pitch. It is not as much of a big deal as a lot of people are making out, it is the first game of the group and if I remember there are 3 games to play in a group and those are against Algeria and Slovenia, games we should win (I wouldn't be surprised if we scrape past one of them though, or even draw tbh :/). I think both England and USA would look at tonight's game and see that as the most difficult of the group, getting at least a point from this game would be acceptable on both parties.
It was a solid performance, but I think we need that extra bite in our attack if we are to win the tournament. Hopefully the games against Algeria and Slovenia will pick up the pace and build some morale and confidence to score, also need to go back to the drawing board, whilst we held possession for the majority of the game, it was lackluster boring middle of pitch play all game really.