Know Your Opponent: England

Crawley, England native Jordan Mase is a standout for both Laredo Heat SC and Texas A&M International University.  

The midfielder was a finalist for the NPSL’s Capelli Sport Team of the Month for June 2022.  

Mase earned Second Team All-LSC honors in his first season with the Dustdevils, totaling seven points in 12 games played.  Mase netted two goals and tied for the team high with three assists.  He took 24 shots on the season and finished with a .625 shot on goal percentage.  One of his two goals was a game-winner, the lone goal in a 1-0 win over NCAA Division I side UTRGV.  

He spent his first three collegiate seasons with Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas.  He tallied 34 goals and 12 assists in 32 games (26 starts) played with the Red Devils.  

Mase was kind enough to sit down with to talk about England and the upcoming World Cup.

Who is your favorite player for the England National Team?

My favorite player for England is either Harry Kane or Jude Bellingham. 

Who are the England players that fans should watch for? Why?

Fans should look out for Jude Bellingham as he is one of the most hard working, talented young players in the squad.  He is proof that stats do not make a great performance.

What are your expectations for England in the World Cup?

I expect England to make it to the quarterfinals at least.

What is your prediction for the U.S. vs. England? 

2-1 to England.  Harry Kane penalty to win the game.

What does England need to focus on to succeed at the World Cup?

They need to focus on being together and playing through adversity as they won’t have the fans behind them as much as the Euros. 

Photo Credit: Laredo Heat SC


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