• Friday Nov 15, 2013

    U.S., Scotland play to scoreless draw in friendly

    Action from the international friendly between the United States (left) and host Scotland on November 15, 2013, at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)


    GLASGOW, Scotland -- In its penultimate international match of the year, the United States played host Scotland to a 0-0 stalemate at Hampden Park on Friday.

    The Americans, who clinched their seventh consecutive World Cup berth in September, complete their 2013 schedule at Austria on Tuesday.

    Scotland attempted the encounter’s first three shots in the opening 11 minutes -- two by Steven Fletcher and one by Craig Conway -- before Jozy Altidore took the Americans' first in the 14th minute, sailing his effort well over the crossbar.

    Four minutes later, midfielder Michael Bradley sent a ball into the penalty area to Altidore, who slid it back to overlapping left-back DaMarcus Beasley.  His effort, however, was blocked by a defender.

    The visitors continued to push for a goal in the 33rd minute.  Bradley again delivered the ball into the box for Brad Evans to tap it towards the net.  A waiting Altidore was ready to knock it in, but an alert Scottish defender intervened.

    Shortly afterwards, Robert Snodgrass gathered a throw-in, drawing U.S. defenders Omar Gonzalez and Evans in his direction.  As the Norwich City winger dropped the ball to Conway, goalkeeper Tim Howard came off his line, forcing the shot to go wide.

    Altidore tried to break the deadlock three minutes after the break, firing directly at goalkeeper David Marshall.

    Snodgrass’ curling free kick in the 53rd minute looked destined for the upper right corner until Howard made the save.

    Trying to inject fresh legs into the match, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann made three changes in the 62nd minute, replacing Eddie Johnson, Jermaine Jones and Sacha Kljestan with Brek Shea, Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson, respectively.

    Johannsson forced Marshall to make a stop with seven minutes left in regulation time and powered another try wide two minutes later.

    The U.S., which saw its winning streak end at three games, defeated Scotland, 5-1, in their previous meeting last year in Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Liga de Campeones

    Related Noticias

Noticias Interesantes

Gómez, "lo que se viene es lo más difícil para Panamá"

El entrenador de Panamá, Hernán Dario Gómez, fue el rostro de la calma después de la impresionante victoria 3-0 sobre Trinidad y Tobago.

Arsenal cedió al costarricense Campbell al Real Betis

El Arsenal anunció el jueves haber cedido al Real Betis al internacional costarricense Joel Campbell.

EE.UU anunció convocatoria para entrenamientos

El entrenador de Estados Unidos, Bruce Arena, anunció el domingo la lista de 27 jugadores para los entrenamientos antes de tres partidos en junio.

CONCACAF celebró conferencia de prensa en apoyo a candidatura tripartira para Mundial 2016

Después de finalizado el XXIV Congreso Extraordinario celebrado en Manama, Bahrein, la CONCACAF celebró el miércoles una conferencia de prensa en apoyo de la oferta tripartita de tres de sus Asociaciones Miembro - Canadá, México y Estados Unidos - de albergar la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2026 .

Zambrano, Canadá ya tiene la mirada puesta en el 2026

Si Canadá recibe la aprobación para ayudar a organizar la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2026 como parte de la oferta tripartita con Estados Unidos y México.