When Pele and Bobby Moore took on the world’s best – for Team America

In 1976, Brazil, Italy and England joined USA in a four-team tournament to mark America’s 200th birthday – but the hosts were able to call on some famous names

Imagine a side named Team America having but a handful of American citizens on its roster – and then you can begin to understand the challenges the host team faced in the Bicentennial Cup four decades ago.

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