For kicks: It's expected that tomorrow's starting 11 for the United States will be similar to the team that will take the pitch for its opening World Cup match against England, June 12 in Rustenburg . . . The Eagles confirmed that more than 48,000 tickets have been sold and more than 200 media outlets will be represented . . . While many will have their eyes peeled on the exploits of Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra, Jozy Altidore and Landon Donovan, the face of U.S. Soccer, newcomers Stuart Holden, Herculez Gomez and Edson Buddle and Maurice Edu are players to watch as well.