Landon Donovan’s stoppage-time strike brought the Yanks from outside the knockout stage to group winners. USA beat Algeria 1-0.
The match ended in 2-2 draw. If the Americans beat Algeria in their next match, they will advance. If they draw they can progress so long as England fail to defeat Slovenia.
Steven Gerrard scored for England after four minutes of play but the Yanks were level shortly before half-time when Clint Dempsey’s 25-yard shot skipped off the grass twice and bounced in off Robert Green’s hand and into the back of the net. The 1-1 draw puts extra pressure on Fabio Capello’s men to secure three points in their next game against Algeria.
Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey scored second-half goals for Team USA who came from behind to beat Turkey 2-1.
The United States men’s national soccer team takes on the stars of Czech Republic this evening at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Connecticut, in what will be coach Bob Bradley’s final chance to fine tune his roster for next month’s World Cup in South Africa.
Ricardo Clark’s goal in the 62nd minute lifted Team USA to a 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago. The Americans need one more win to guarantee reaching their sixth straight World Cup.