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USA
2 vs 0
Played
February 1, 2014 5:00 PM EST
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ H. Cruz‎
Attendance:‬ 27000‎
 
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USA 2-0 South Korea: Wondolowski double gives Yanks friendly win

The San Jose Earthquakes striker continued his strong run of form with the national team with his eighth goal in nine USA matches.

By Seth Vertelney

Mikkel Diskerud, USA; Park Jong-Woo, South Korea 02012014
Frederic J. Brown
Chris Wondolowski scored a goal on either side of halftime to give the USA a 2-0 win over South Korea in a friendly at the StubHub Center on Saturday afternoon.

The U.S. got off to a quick start and was ahead inside four minutes. Graham Zusi was left open to cross the ball in from the right, and Brad Davis got onto the end of it at the back post with a sliding volley. His shot was saved right to Wondolowski, who was in the right place to head into an open net from right on the doorstep.

The Koreans could have equalized just moments later off a corner kick, as a near-post ball was flicked backwards by Matt Besler and just kept out by Nick Rimando, with replays showing that ball may have crossed the goal line.

The visitors had another chance 10 minutes later as a giveaway by the U.S. allowed Lee Keun-Ho to drive into the box, but his shot from close range flew over the bar.

Korea had the better of play for the majority of the half, as the U.S. struggled to maintain possession through the midfield, but the visitors were unable to put together any gilt-edge chances to trouble Rimando in goal.

The U.S. started the second half looking to keep the ball better but again, it was the Koreans who carved out the best early chances, as Shin-Wook Kim won a header that Rimando saved easily.

With 15 minutes gone in the half, though, Wondolowski grabbed his second. A Zusi cross from the right deflected kindly to the Earthquakes striker, who ran onto the loose ball and finished first time from eight yards out.

A noteworthy moment for U.S. fans took place with 15 minutes to play, as DeAndre Yedlin and Luis Gil entered the game at the same time, each earning their first senior cap. Both players were members of the USA's U-20 World Cup squad in 2013.

The Koreans fought to get a foothold back into the match, but despite a number of set piece opportunities, were unable to find a goal, and Jurgen Kinsmann's side saw out a comfortable win.

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USA

18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
2.50
4
3.00
5
Matt Besler
Defender
62′
2.00
4
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
2.50
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
75′
3.00
8
Graham Zusi
Striker
82′
3.00
5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
2.50
-
M. Diskerud
Midfielder
62′
2.00
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
74′
2.00
8
3.50
10
3.50

South Korea

2.00
-
3.00
19
Jin-Su Kim
Defender
78′
2.50
-
Yong Lee
Defender
3.00
15
Jong-Woo Park
Midfielder
2.50
-
Ki-Hee Kim
Midfielder
2.50
10
Min Woo Kim
Midfielder
3.00
-
Yo-Han Ko
Midfielder
2.00
-
3.50
-

Substitutes

25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
 - 
44
C. Goodson
Defender
62′
 - 
17
 - 
10
3.00
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
82′
 - 
7
3.00
21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
75′
2.00

Substitutes

 - 
18
Beom-Young Lee
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Seung-Gyu Kim
Goalkeeper
 - 
19
Dae-Ho Kim
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
-
Kim Tae-Yan
Defender
78′
 - 
10
Jin-Hyung Song
Midfielder
 - 
-
Myeong-Ju Lee
Midfielder
69′
 - 
-
Seung-Ki Lee
Midfielder
69′
 - 
12

Coach/Manager

-
2.50

Coach/Manager

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Results
February Friendlies
Times In EST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
3 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
2 0
Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
Striker
Wolfsburg
2 0