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USA on track with win over Turkey

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

HARRISON, United States - The United States have continued their World Cup preparations with a 2-1 triumph over Turkey.

German-born Fabien Johnson, one of US manager Jurgen Klinsmann's army of young, dual-citizenship footballers, made his first strike for the Stars and Stripes an impressive one, combining with US veteran Michael Bradley for a superb 26th-minute goal that gave the United States a 1-0 lead.

American veteran Clint Dempsey exploited a lapse in the Turkish defence to double the score in the 52nd minute.

Klinsmann took advantage of the match to give Brad Guzan, backup to starting keeper Tim Howard, some time on the pitch.

Guzan was in front of goal for the second period, and when Turkey pulled one goal back in the 90th minute with a penalty by Selcuk Inan.

The match was the United States' second friendly since Klinsmann announced his 23-man squad for the world Cup finals in Brazil — shocking many by the omission of all-time leading US scorer Landon Donovan.

They defeated Azerbaijan 2-0 last Tuesday and will take on Nigeria in Jacksonville, Florida, next Saturday before departing for Brazil.

The United States are drawn in Group G along with Ghana, who reached the quarter-finals in the 2010 edition, Euro 2012 semi-finalists Portugal and Germany.








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