thumbnail Hello,
Live

Friendlies

  • August 14, 2013
  • • 2:30 PM
  • • Olimpijski Stadion Asim Ferhatović Hase, Sarajevo
  • Referee: D. Skomina
  • • Attendance: 24000
3
FT
4

Live Commentary

  • That's it! An incredible second half effort from the USA and Jozy Altidore has seen the team win its 12th straight game. It's a 4-3 final in Sarajevo
  • 90'
    AssistEdin Višća
  • 90'
    GoalEdin Dzeko
  • 90'
    GOAL BOSNIA! Dzeko scores his second on a great flicked header and it's not over yet. 4-3
  • 87'
    SubstitutionBrad Evans Bobby Wood
  • 86'
    AssistMichael Bradley
  • 86'
    GoalJozy Altidore
  • 86'
    ANOTHER GOAL ALTIDORE! Bradley slips the Sunderland striker though well and he finishes strongly. A second-half hat trick. My oh my. 4-2
  • 85'
    GoalJozy Altidore
  • 85'
    GOAL USA! Altidore scores a fantastic curling free kick and the USA has turned it around!! Wow, what a second half performance!
  • 84'
    Castillo barrels forward and draws a free kick in a decent position for the USA
  • 82'
    The USA looking to keep its 11-game win streak alive, as Bradley finds Parkhurst on the right flank. The Augsburg defender sees his shot blocked, though
  • 80'
    SubstitutionFabian Johnson Michael Parkhurst
  • 80'
    Misimovic hits the free kick into the wall, and the ball falls kindly into Howard's arms
  • 79'
    Dzeko tripped from behind by Cameron, setting up a free kick just outside the box
  • 77'
    More impressive stuff from Johannsson, who weaves his way though the Bosnian defense before firing straight at the goalkeeper. Great first touch and turn though
  • 74'
    Great touch by Johannsson to set himself up for a shot, which is saved at the near post. Encouraging stuff from the AZ man so far
  • 74'
    Misimovic JUST over with the free kick. Good effort but Howard had it covered
  • 73'
    Brooks gets into a wrestling match with Dzeko and concedes a foul. Dangerous free kick upcoming
  • 70'
    SubstitutionJermaine Jones Sacha Kljestan
  • 69'
    Bosnia starting to get back in the game, a volley off a corner is cleared out by Altidore for another corner
  • 67'
    Big save Howard! The U.S. keeper comes up with his first big stop of the match, denying Visca's shot at the near post
  • 63'
    SubstitutionAlejandro Bedoya J. Corona
  • 63'
    SubstitutionEddie Johnson Aron Jóhannsson
  • 63'
    SubstitutionErvin Zukanović Edin Višća
  • 63'
    Here comes Aron Johannsson for his first USA cap, replacing E. Johnson. Corona on for Bedoya as well
  • 62'
    SubstitutionMiralem Pjanic Haris Medunjanin
  • 60'
    Great run by Fabian Johnson, who slips Altidore in. The Sunderland striker takes one touch and cracks a finish with his left to the far corner. Great play all around
  • 59'
    AssistFabian Johnson
  • 59'
    GoalJozy Altidore
  • 59'
    GOAL USA! Altidore scores and it's 2-2!!
  • 57'
    The 4-4-2 appears to be working wonders for the USA, which has been the better team so far in the second half
  • 55'
    AssistJozy Altidore
  • 55'
    GoalEddie Johnson
  • 55'
    GOAL USA! Great ball by Bradley over the top to Altidore, who touches around the goalkeeper and Eddie Johnson is left with a wide open goal from 18 yards out. 2-1
  • 52'
    Altidore with a good ball for E. Johnson, but the Sounders man can't direct his cross to anyone
  • 50'
    Another penalty shout for the USA, which wants a hand ball off the corner kick. Referee waves them away though. Upon replay, looked borderline
  • 49'
    Good work from Bedoya on the flank, winning the U.S. a corner.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionElver Rahimic Adnan Zahirović
  • 46'
    SubstitutionVedad Ibisevic Avdija Vršajević
  • 46'
    SubstitutionEmir Spahic Toni Šunjić
  • 46'
    SubstitutionSejad Salihovic Miroslav Stevanović
  • 46'
    SubstitutionM. Diskerud E. Castillo
  • 46'
    Second half is underway. Castillo is in for Diskerud, so it looks like the USA will switch to a 4-4-2 with EJ up top with Altidore
  • Halftime. USA hasn't played terribly, but Bosnia has been dangerous on the counter and took advantage of the U.S. defense twice to make it 2-0
  • 44'
    The U.S. has had plenty of chances on set pieces, but hasn't really been able to carve out a good chance yet. Perhaps Landon Donovan or Graham Zusi on the field could remedy that in the future
  • 42'
    E. Johnson draws a foul 40 yards out. Bradley whips in a free kick, but it's not high enough and easily cleared out
  • 39'
    Good one-on-one defending from Brooks, who stabs the ball away from Dzeko
  • 35'
    Jones with a bad giveaway in the midfield leads to Pjanic being slipped though. The Roma man's shot goes wide though.
  • 32'
    Unfortunate for the U.S., which was starting to carve out more for itself. Long way back now
  • 30'
    AssistZvjezdan Misimovic
  • 30'
    GoalVedad Ibisevic
  • 30'
    GOAL BOSNIA! Ibisevic with the neat-post header after the U.S. had initially dealt with the corner. Maybe a hint of offside on the play, though
  • 30'
    Cameron with more good work, cutting out another near-post cross for a corner kick
  • 27'
    Yellow CardEmir Spahic
  • 27'
    Diskerud finds Altidore with a header and Spahic cynically pulls him down from behind as the Sunderland man had plenty of space in front of him. Yellow card
  • 24'
    Chance Bosnia! Dzeko is played in behind the USA defense and his near-post ball to Ibisevic is defended well at the near post by Cameron
  • 22'
    USA starting to grow into the game a bit here, having a bit more possession in the last 5-10 minutes
  • 21'
    Altidore's free kick flicks off the top of the wall and out for a corner
  • 20'
    Altidore bodies up his defender well and draws a foul in a dangerous spot
  • 19'
    Penalty shout for the USA as Diskerud is bundled over in the box, but play is waved on
  • 17'
    Diskerud getting muscled off the ball a couple times in a row. Definitely a jump up in competition from what he experienced at the Gold Cup
  • 14'
    Calm defending by Brooks, heading an aerial ball back to Howard
  • 13'
    USA having trouble keeping the ball at the moment, as relentless Bosnia pressure is taking its toll
  • 11'
    Good challenge by Spahic in the box on E. Johnson, whose stepover is thwarted
  • 8'
    GoalEdin Dzeko
  • 8'
    GOAL BOSNIA! Dzeko slipped through after a poor giveaway by E. Johnson 20 yards from the goal. The City striker's shot is saved by Howard, but he puts the rebound in the back of the net
  • 5'
    Evans staying his ground against Salihovic, defending well one-on-one. Out for a corner which is cleared
  • 4'
    Great ball by Bedoya to find E. Johnson in the box, but the Sounders forward is unable to get a shot off as the Bosnia defense converges.
  • 2'
    First touch for Brooks, who clears the ball forward. All eyes will be on the center back
  • 1'
    Game on!
  • Anthems are done and the players are just about ready to go
  • The teams are making their way out onto the field and we'll be underway momentariy
  • And here's the Bosnia XI: Begovic, Spahic, Bicakcic, Salihovic, Zukanovic, Lulic, Rahimic, Pjanic, Misimovic, Ibisevic, Dzeko.
  • The big news in the USA lineup, of course, is 20-year-old German-American center back John Anthony Brooks getting his first cap
  • Here's your USA starting XI this afternoon: Howard; Evans, Cameron, Brooks, F.Johnson; Bradley, Jones; Bedoya, Diskerud, E.Johnson; Altidore.
  • Afternoon all, Seth Vertelney here with you for today's international friendly between Bosnia-Herzegovina and the USA in Sarajevo