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  • November 15, 2013
  • • 3:05 PM
  • • Hampden Park, Glasgow
  • Referee: M. Oliver
  • • Attendance: 21079
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  • That's it and we end the evening scoreless in Glasgow. Better performance from the USA in the second half, but Klinsmann's team just couldn't quite finish its chances. On to Austria on Tuesday
  • 90'
    SubstitutionJozy Altidore Terrence Boyd
  • 88'
    The USA looking most likely to grab a late winner here. Can anybody prevent this game from ending goalless?
  • 85'
    Johannsson just wide! Shea beats Greer easily for pace down the left flank and cuts the ball back to the AZ striker, whose left-footed drive just goes wide of the far post. Great play by Shea there
  • 84'
    SubstitutionCraig Conway Gary Mackay-Steven
  • 83'
    Great save Marshall! The goalkeeper gets down to deny Johannsson after a scramble in the box, and Hanley makes a great defensive play to deny Altidore an easy tap-in on the rebound to open the scoring
  • 81'
    SubstitutionAlejandro Bedoya Chris Wondolowski
  • 81'
    Altidore and Johannsson nearly connect in the box, but Altidore's centering pass is just too long and it's cleared away.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionBarry Bannan Steven Naismith
  • 76'
    Now the US with a penalty shout as Shea's cross hits Hanley's outstretched arm. Again, we've seen those given, but probably a fair denial given the referee waved away a similar Scotland claim earlier this half
  • 73'
    Mulgrew down after a nasty-looking challenge from Diskerud. He appears to be walking off the pitch ok though
  • 72'
    SubstitutionBrad Evans Eric Lichaj
  • 72'
    Johannson beats Hanley with ease down the right side, but his cross is cut out. LIchaj comes on for the first time under Klinsmann
  • 69'
    SubstitutionRobert Snodgrass Ross McCormack
  • 69'
    SubstitutionSteven Whittaker Lee Wallace
  • 67'
    Poor giveaway by the US, but Conway can't deliver a good ball into the box
  • 65'
    Shea, looking understandably rusty, dribbles right into Hutton and then fouls him
  • 62'
    SubstitutionEddie Johnson Brek Shea
  • 62'
    SubstitutionJones M. Diskerud
  • 62'
    SubstitutionSacha Kljestan Aron Jóhannsson
  • 62'
    Brek Shea, Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson all coming on for the USA. Some much-needed shaking up for Klinsmann's team. Johnson, Jones and Kljestan coming off
  • 59'
    Altidore just wide! Cameron wins the ball going forward and lays off to the striker, who lets the ball run across his body and drills it low and just wide of the far post.
  • 57'
    Johnson tries to be proactive down the left flank and wins a corner. The US attack has yet to really get going this game
  • 54'
    Penalty shout for Scotland as Conway's cross hits Gonzalez's outstretched arm. Not deliberate, but we've seen those given
  • 53'
    Save Howard! Snodgrass curls the free kick and it's headed for the far corner, but a magnificent flying stop by Howard keeps it out
  • 52'
    Bit of high pressure now for the U.S. but Whittaker breaks the press, skips by Jones and then is hacked down by Cameron. Free kick upcoming
  • 48'
    Kljestan and Altidore link up, but the striker's shot is straight at the goalkeeper. Decent start for the USA
  • 47'
    No changes at the half for the USA
  • 46'
    We're back underway in the second half
  • That's halftime. Not a terribly great performance from either side. We'll hope for a bit more sharpness from the second period
  • 43'
    Great run by Bedoya who finds Altidore in the box, but the striker turns into trouble and the ball is easily cleared
  • 42'
    Hutton blasts well over from distance as another spell of Scotland possession ends with a whimper. Plenty of poor finishing on display today from the home side
  • 36'
    Conway fires wide! Best chance of the game for either side as Fletcher found his teammate in the box with Evans pinched in again, but his right-footed strike was scuffed and went wide of the near post
  • 35'
    Good buildup by Scotland and Snodgrass opens his hips and fires over. Looked like he had a better option out wide left as Evans was pinched in
  • 33'
    Bedoya with a great hustle play to earn the US a corner, sliding to keep the ball in and kicking it off a defender
  • 30'
    Johnson has been dispossessed the last couple times he's had the ball. The USA is moving the ball around the midfield, but struggling to penetrate much. Altidore having to drop deep to get the ball
  • 27'
    Bradley with a great chip in behind to Bedoya, who is just offside. Good look by the Roma midfielder
  • 25'
    Scotland taking control of the game back, though to be fair, neither side has really had a clear-cut sight of goal yet
  • 24'
    Mulgrew curls one with his left, but it just curves over. Looks like Howard had it covered
  • 23'
    Clumsy foul by Gonzalez, who steps on Fletcher's foot from behind. Dangerous free kick upcoming for Scotland
  • 17'
    Kljestan's had a couple neat touches around the box so far. Big game today for the Anderlecht man playing the #10 role
  • 16'
    The US starting to take control of the game in the last five minutes, keeping possession well.
  • 13'
    Altidore blasts over! Gonzalez wins a header off a free kick and Kljestan lays it off nicely for the Sunderland man, who couldn't keep the half volley down. The USA's best chance so far
  • 12'
    Scotland again looking for Fletcher at the back post and his header is over the bar. Gonzalez appeared to lose his man for a second there
  • 10'
    Jones spreads the play nicely for Beasley who blasts over. Good run by the Puebla left back, but end product came up short
  • 8'
    Scotland knocking the ball around well and Bannan serves a ball into the back post. The ball is cleared to Fletcher who again puts it over
  • 5'
    USA struggling to get the ball advanced at the moment, more hopeful clearances than anything
  • 3'
    Long ball by Scotland is headed away by Cameron, but it's right into the path of Fletcher, who blasts over from distance
  • 1'
    Right away Altidore and Beasley link up on the left, but Beasley's cross is cut out
  • 1'
    We are underway!
  • The teams are out on the pitch at Hampden Park in Glasgow and we're just about set to go
  • No surprises from that USA lineup, though fans hoping to get a look at the likes of John Brooks, Aron Johannsson and Mix Diskerud will have to wait for the second half
  • And here's how Scotland will line up at home: Marshall, Hutton, Whittaker, Hanley, Greer, Bannan, Mulgrew, Brown, Fletcher, Snodgrass, Conway
  • Here's your USA lineup (4-2-3-1): Howard; Evans, Gonzalez, Cameron, Beasley; Bradley, Jones; Bedoya, Kljestan, Johnson; Altidore
  • Good afternoon all, welcome to Goal USA's live coverage of the USA's friendly at Scotland. I'm Seth Vertelney and I'll be taking you through all the action