The United States men’s national soccer team won its second match in seven outings under new manager Jürgen Klinsmann by beating Slovenia 3-2 in Ljubljana on Tuesday.
The rematch of the teams’ 2-2 group stage draw at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa saw the USA go ahead 1-0 in the 11th on a goal from Edson Buddle. Slovenia equalized through Tim Matavz in the 27th before Clint Dempsey restored the USA lead in the 41st. Jozy Altidore made matters 3-1 by scoring from the penalty spot in the 43rd. Matavz notched his second for the hosts in the 62nd to ensure an interesting finish to the match.
Slovenia — Samir Handanovic, Miso Brecko, Bojan Jokic, Marko Suler, Bostjan Cesar, Josip Illcic (Rene Krhin 45), Darjan Matic (Valter Birsa 45), Armin Bacinovic (Dejan Lazarevic 89), Andraz Kirm (Dare Vrsic 70), Zlatan Ljubijankic (Nejc Pecnik 80), Tim Matavz (Zlatko Dedic 79)
Substitutes Not Used:Vid Belec, Branko Ilic, Miral Samardzic, Ales Mertelj, Jasmin Handanovic
USA — Tim Howard, Steve Cherundolo, Carlos Bocanegra, Clarence Goodson, Fabian Johnson (Brek Shea 61), Timothy Chandler (Danny Williams 82), Kyle Beckerman (Jermaine Jones 90), Michael Bradley (Robbie Rogers 94+), Clint Dempsey, Edson Buddle (Maurice Edu 78), Jozy Altidore
Substitutes Not Used: Bill Hamid, Michael Orozco