Fiji Time: 10:06 PM on Tuesday 31 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

USA on track with win over Turkey

Afp
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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61980.6008
JPY 53.390050.3900
GBP 0.32380.3158
EUR 0.42620.4142
NZD 0.71570.6827
AUD 0.66380.6388
USD 0.47690.4599

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rio dilemma
  2. Former council worker jailed for raping girl, 16
  3. Shark attack survivor falls just short
  4. Chiefly dispute
  5. A-G warns against abuse of home initiative
  6. Fiji, France negotiate further military co-operation
  7. State pushes for vital Bills
  8. 85,000 study in tents
  9. Different approach to Savusavu tourism
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  3. Prophecy of Nasautoka Come and drink of this life-giving water Sunday (29 May)
  4. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  5. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing Sunday (29 May)
  6. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  7. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  8. Man found dead Monday (30 May)
  9. 13 for Rio Saturday (28 May)
  10. Fiji Airways gives free trip to 7s players Wednesday (25 May)