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U.S. COMES FROM BEHIND TO EARN A 2-2 DRAW AGAINST SLOVENIA IN THE WORLD CUP

junio 18, 2010

The U.S. drew Slovenia 2-2 with two second half goals from Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley

As reported on USSoccer.com:

JOHANNESBURG (June 18, 2010)- The U.S. Men's National Team continued their run in the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a dramatic come-from-behind effort to draw Slovenia 2-2. Down 2-0 at halftime, an early second half strike by Cal South alumnus Landon Donovan created momentum before Michael Bradley tied the match in the 82nd minute. Another goal by Maurice Edu on a free kick just minutes later seemed certain to earn the U.S. the win, but referee Koman Coulibaly disallowed the finish for a U.S. foul in the box.

The U.S. has now earned two points through their first two matches, and is still very much in contention for advancement to the second round. More to come...


U.S. Men's National Team Match Report

Match: United States vs. Slovenia
Date: June 18, 2010
Competition: FIFA World Cup
Venue: Ellis Park - Johannesburg, South Africa
Kickoff: 4 p.m. local time
Attendance: 45,573
Weather: Sunny and dry, 57 degrees Fahrenheit

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 2 2
Slovenia 2 0 2

SVN - Valter Birsa 13th minute
SVN - Zlatan Ljubijankic (Milivoje Novakovic) 42
USA - Landon Donovan (Steve Cherundolo) 48
USA - Michael Bradley (Jozy Altidore) 82

Lineups:
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 2-Steve Cherundolo, 15-Jay DeMerit, 5-Oguchi Onyewu (9-Herculez Gomez, 80), 3-Carlos Bocanegra; 8-Clint Dempsey, 4-Michael Bradley, 16-Jose Torres (19-Maurice Edu, 46), 10-Landon Donovan; 20-Robbie Findley (Benny Feilhaber, 46), 17-Jozy Altidore
Subs not used: 6-Jonathan Spector, 7-DaMarcus Beasley, 11-Stuart Holden, 12, Jonathan Bornstein, 13 -Ricardo Clark, 17-Jozy Altidore, 18-Brad Guzan, 21-Clarence Goodson, 23-Marcus Hahnemann
Head Coach: Bob Bradley

SVN: 1-Samir Handanovic; 2-Miso Brecko, 4-Marko Suler, 5-Bostjan Cesar, 13-Bojan Jokic; 8-Robert Koren (capt.), 9-Zlatan Ljubijankic (7-Nejc Pecnik, 74), 10-Valter Birsa (14-Zlatko Dedic, 87), 17-Andraz Kirm, 18-Aleksandar Radosavljevic; 11-Milivoje Novakovic
Subs not used: 12-Jasmin Handanovic, 16-Aleksander Seliga; 3-Elvedin Dzinic, 6-Branko Ilic, 15-Rene Krhin, 19-Suad Filekovic, 20-Andrej Komac, 21-Dalibor Stevanovic, 22-Matej Mavric, 23-Tim Matavz
Head Coach: Matjaz Kek

Stats Summary: USA / SVN
Shots: 14 / 7
Shots on Goal: 6 / 4
Saves: 2 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 2
Fouls: 18 / 15
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
SVN - Bostjan Cesar (caution) 35th minute
USA - Robbie Findley (caution) 40
SVN - Marko Suler (caution) 69
SVN - Andraz Kirm (caution) 72
SVN - Bojan Jokic (caution) 75

Officials:
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (MLI)
Assistant Referee 1: Redouane Achik (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Inacio Candido (ANG)
Fourth Official: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (MAS)