United States took on Turkey in their second World Cup warm-up fixture on Sunday evening, with Jurgen Klinsmann's side having only one more friendly match afterward before the tournament starts.
At half-time USA who led 1-0 thanks to Fabian Johnson's goal, finished into the bottom left corner after a great chipped pass by Bradley. Clint Dempsey tapped in a second, before Selcuk Inan scored a late penalty, with the final score being 2-1.
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United States First Half Analysis
HOWARD—Made a couple of routine saves, beaten once. Post saved him then—left exposed often though.
JOHNSON—Great finish for his goal, but his run was most impressive. With the diamond it's imperative the full-backs get forward and defend well to good effect—Johnson has.
CAMERON—Has struggled with runners from deep, committed a needless foul and hasn't been dominant in any area so far.
BESLER—Pushing high up, even into Turkey's half, to win the ball at times. Nearer his own box though, is constantly unable to keep up with Erdinc's runs.
CHANDLER—Gets caught out of position rather too much and isn't having a huge impact offensively.
JONES—Great at making blocks or putting in challenges, not so much at starting the passing from deep or following in runners from deep midfield. That has to change.
ZUSI—Good energy and keeping the ball moving well. Covering his channel well too.
DAVIS—Similar to Zusi off the ball, but not hugely involved in buildup play so far.
BRADLEY—Has been the stand-out so far, mixing some incisive passing with quick transitions after the ball is won. Could be more aggressive in 50-50s—presumably that will change in the World Cup, not just before it.
ALTIDORE—Endless running, holding the ball up well, largely good link-up play. Needs that goal though.
DEMPSEY—Great technique and movement in the final third. Both forwards working very hard.
United States Second Half Analysis
GUZAN—Made two good saves, but could do nothing about the penalty. Took aerial balls well, catching or punching.
JOHNSON—Didn't surge forward as often after the break.
YEDLIN—Nervous on the ball at first but settled into the game.
CAMERON—The more solid of the two starting centre-backs, made a few clearances in second half.
BROOKS—An impressive performer after coming on at the break, though did use his pace rather than positioning to get out of trouble. A promising display.
CHANDLER—A very poor game overall. Drifted badly out of position when play was on the right side, caught in possession for the penalty. Match fitness presumably an issue, but doesn't have much time to put that right.
BECKERMAN—Not as aggressive as he can be, seemed to do a lot of chasing without actually protecting the defence all that much.
ZUSI—The best midfield starter, all told. Excellent and diligent with his defensive work, real quality on the ball too.
DAVIS—In and out of the game, looking impressive with link up play one moment and bypassed the next.
GREEN—Didn't make too much of an impact. Would ideally play from further forward; the diamond role won't get the most out of his talents.
BRADLEY—Faded in the second half but still a good performance overall.
DEMPSEY—Impressive. Followed in a low cross well and was rewarded with a tap-in. Good link-up.
ALTIDORE—In fairness a good performance all-round, working hard and running behind the defence into the channels. Sorely lacking inside the area though, in both confidence and finishing ability.
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