If the U.S. can continue its play from the first half, Klinsmann's impact might be beginning to show. Once again, this is Alex Labidou. Feel free to follow me at @Sportslab on twitter for the latest inside information and updates.
Game over, Klinsmann gets his second win as coach.
Substitution Michael Bradley Robbie Rogers
Yellow Card Carlos Bocanegra
Slovenia takes a close range free kick that sails just past Howard at goal.
Rogers is coming for Bradley
Klinsmann's players are grinding out trying to pull off the US' first win since 2008.
Substitution Kyle Beckerman Jermaine Jones
Yellow Card Nejc Pecnik
Four minutes of stoppage time.
Jones is coming in for Beckerman.
Substitution Armin Bačinovič Dejan Lazarevic
Goodson takes a huge risk sliding into a tackle in the box but luckily he gets all ball.
Since Edu's inclusion the U.S. has appeared a bit more steady in the midfield.
Williams is coming in for Chandler, who wasn't solid in the second half.
Substitution Timothy Chandler Daniel Williams
Substitution Zlatan Ljubijankic Nejc Pecnik
Substitution Tim Matavz Zlatko Dedic
Substitution Edson Buddle Maurice Edu
Altidore is now playing as lone striker in this formation.
Edu is coming for Buddle and this is clearly a defensive move.
The U.S. has played on its backheel since the beginning of the second half and the attacking play has dissipated a bit.
Substitution Andraz Kirm Dare Vrsic
A poor pass from Chandler creates a dangerous counter attack that gets Slovenia into the box but the team can't take advantage.
The U.S. appears less confident now. Bradley is still having a strong game but several of his teammates are having nervy games out there right now.
Shea comes in for Johnson, who had a impressive debut.
Substitution Fabian Johnson Brek Shea
Goal Tim Matavz
GOAL!!!! Matavz gets one in past Howard in the box. The U.S. has let Slovenia get inside the penalty area too many times and were burned.
What a crazy set of events off of a Slovenia corner!!!! Matiaz's header hits the top post. Suler misses the rebound and the U.S. kicks the ball out.
Suler gets a wide open shot in the left hand of the box and his attempt just sails out of bounds.
Brek Shea is warming up and should be soon for the Stars and Stripes. It will be interesting to see where Klinsmann will put him on the field.
The mist is making it hard for players to find each other. Cherundolo should have crossed earlier to Buddle but couldn't see the forward.
The U.S. continues to show its improvement under the 4-4-2 especially with Bradley in the lineup. The 24-year-old adds more ball movement and possession to the side.
Slovenia is continuing to be aggressive, it is trying to get back into the game in front of its home fans.
Matiaz breaks past several U.S. players from the midfield and gets into the box. Yet, once he broke free, he sends his finish sailing out of bounds.
Substitution Darian Matic Valter Birsa
Substitution Josip Iličič Rene Krhin
Biesa almost equalizes for Slovenia as he takes advantage of a mistake from Cherundolo.
Second half kicks off!! Slovenia has the ball.
Players are walking back on the pitch. Can the US continue its impressive attack?
What a half by the U.S., playing two strikers and the inclusion of Johnson and Bradley has made a substantial difference for the offense. If the U.S. can build on this result, it will be massive considering its away in Europe.
The first half ends
Penalty Goal Jozy Altidore
GOAL!!!! Altidore bangs in the goal toward the left of Slovenia's keeper.
The U.S. draws a penalty as Brecko klips the foot of Johnson inside the box. Altidore is taking the spot kick
Goal Clint Dempsey
GOAL!!!! Dempsey heads in a perfectly set up corner from Bradley in the box. Bradley has made an impact so far. Dempsey becomes the U.S. fourth highest scorer.
Slovenia almost scores on a deceptive free kick but the U.S. manages to hold steady.
Cherundolo sends a great cross into Dempsey who has a diving header in the box that just hits the outside frame.
Buddle is called offside on a play where his header almost beat Slovenia's keeper Handanovic.
The U.S. has remained aggressive which is a change from its performance against France where it appeared to be very tentative.
Bradley finds Buddle on the wide left and the forward crosses the ball to Dempsey's head whose headed attempt sails out of bounds.
Goal Tim Matavz
GOAL!!! Matiaz gets one in after being Chandler and Goodson and finishes past Howard in a close one-on-one opportunity.
The game has stalled in the midfield as Slovenia is trying to equalize with the U.S.
Matiaz beats Bocanegra and challenges Howard with a deadly header that the keeper catches with two hands.
Johnson has gotten off to a good start moving into spaces and creating chances.
Khirin has a chance to get Slovenia back into the game but fails to strike with an accuracy.
Jozy Altidore almost got one in!!! Johnson fed the striker in front of goal and a defender hurried his shot, forcing him to shoot above the posts.
Goal Edson Buddle
GOAL!!! Klinsmann's gamble pays off as Buddle hits a powerful shot from just outside the 18-yard mark. The former Galaxy star now has 3 goals in 10 appearance for the US
Bradley launches a pinpoint free-kick that reaches the head of Bocanegra and the defender almost scored.
The visibility is very poor today at Petrol Arena.
Howard is immediately tested off a corner as a Slovenian header lands into the hands of Howard.
Bradley's corner gets trapped in between the feet of Dempsey and Slovenian defender and jets into a counter attack.
Fabian Johnson gets his first cap off with a great strike from just outside the box that earns the team a corner.
Kick off!!! The game begins and the U.S. has the ball.
Foggy conditions in Slovenia
Players are walking out on the pitch.
One surprising exclusion is Oneywu, who was participating in full training yesterday.
The U.S. has only scored 2 goals under Klinsmann's tenure. Will he be able to implement his offensive approach?
Here is Slovenia's lineup: Handanovic, Cesar,Suler,Jokic, Brecko, Bacinovic, Vrsic, Krhin, Ilicic,Matavz, Ljubijankic
Today's start marks Carlos Bocanegra's 100th cap. Well-earned for the U.S. captain.
Here is the US starting lineup: Howard, Cherundolo, Goodson, Bocanegra (captain), Chandler, Beckerman, Bradley, Johnson, Dempsey; Buddle, Altidore. This is the first time that Klinsmann has used a 4-4-2 formation.
Hey Goal.com readers, welcome to our LIVE commentary of today's friendly between Slovenia and the United States. It is a rematch of last year's controversial World Cup fixture where the U.S. had a game winning goal called back for a mysterious foul. This is Alex Labidou (@sportslab) stay tuned as the U.S. tries to settle the score against Slovenia.
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