United States 4-3 Germany: As It Happened
The United States men's national team defeated Germany 4-3 in an international friendly Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
Here is how it happened.
Score: USA 4 - 3 Germany (final)
Goals: Altidore '15 (USA), Own goal '16 (USA), Westerman '52 (Germany), Dempsey '60 (USA), Dempsey '63 (USA), Kruse '79 (Germany), Drexler '82 (Germany)
United States: Howard, Evans, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley (Castillo '55), Jones, Bradley, Zusi (E. Johnson '55), F. Johnson (Davis '46), Dempsey, Altidore (Boyd '81)
Germany: ter Stegen, Jansen (Aogo '46), Mertesacker (Wollcheid '46), Howedes; Reinhartz, L. Bender (Westermann '46), S. Bender (Kruse '46), Draxler, Podolski, Schurrle (Sam '68), Klose
The U.S. earns a hard-fought, and a little lucky, 4-3 win over Germany.
'90+2 - Howard with a huge grab. That was probably the Germans last chance.
'90+1 - Replays show the German went down rather easy, but there was contact.
'90 - Germans are all over the U.S. Besler takes down a German attacker, but no call. The Germans still manage a shot, but it goes right at Howard.
'89 - Jones with a smart tactical foul to stop a German counter.
'89 - Jones heads the corner hard on frame. Just tipped over the bar by the German keeper. Great service by Brad Davis.
'88 - Jones starts a U.S. counter, but Terrence Boyd takes a poor touch and kills it. Still manages to earn the U.S. a corner.
'87 - Castillo torched on the wing, but Germany puts the shot well over.
'86 - Edgar Castillo with a last-ditch clearance. The U.S. is clearly on its heels.
'85 - Germany with a corner.
'83 - Goal Germany. Drexler scores a putback after Tim Howard parries a shot back into traffic.
Going to be a nervy last 10 minutes for the U.S.
'81 - Altidore off, Terrence Boyd on.
'79 - Goal Germany! Kruse scores to make it 4-2.
Absolutely no pressure by the back line again.
'77 - Castillo beat on the wing there, Besler wins the clearance.
'74 - If you're a U.S. fan, it is time to get Dempsey off the field. The important games are still ahead.
'72 - Besler and Gonzalez need to do a better job stepping when the Germans get in behind Bradley and Jones.
'71 - Germans are starting to get chippy.
'70 - Altidore earns a dubious foul call. Free kick for the U.S.
Jozy has to be given credit for battling there.
'68 - U.S., once again, with no pressure on the ball. Howard has to come up big with the save. U.S. defense is still a major problem. The Germans could easily have four goals today.
'64 - Dempsey GOAL! USA 4 - 1 Germany!
What a terrific shot from the USA captain. Great left-footed effort.
'60 - GOAL USA! Clint Dempsey puts away a chance from a Jozy Altidore service.
'59 - U.S. has a counter attempt, but it runs out of steam.
'56 - Eddie Johnson in for Graham Zusi and Edgar Castillo on for DaMarcus Beasley for the U.S.
'55 - Klose with a headed chance, but it goes wide.
'53 - Beasley makes a great run forward, but takes a very weak right-footed shot that is easily saved.
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