Peterb-other side of the pond back US win

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

A YOUNG foot­baller from Peter­bor­ough is hop­ing for a US win to­day.

But the twist in the tale is that this teen star comes from Peter­bor­ough, New Hamp­shire, in the United States of Amer­ica.

Ryan Betz (14), who plays as a winger for youth side Con­cal, said: “I don’t think Eng­land re­alise how good the US are, so we will win.

“I think Jozy Alti­dore will score and it will be 2-0 to the USA.

“Soc­cer is not as pop­u­lar here as bas­ket­ball or Amer­i­can foot­ball, but it is get­ting big in schools and I think we have a re­ally good na­tional team.”

Peter­bor­ough in the USA has a pop­u­la­tion of around 6,000 peo­ple and is home to the coun­try’s first free li­brary.

US Peter­bo­rian and coun­cil sports of­fi­cer Craig Fra­ley also faces a bat­tle with his English wife Ni­cola to win the sup­port of their son Ben­jamin (3).

Craig said: “There has been a lot of trash talk­ing go­ing on. Ni­cola’s fam­ily live in Colch­ester and I can’t wait to call them when the US win.”

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