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  • June 2, 2013
  • • 2:30 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Referee: P. Delgadillo
  • • Attendance: 47359
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Live Commentary

  • Maybe the finish wasn't what the USA was looking for, with Germany pushing hard and making it close in the end, but the U.S. can walk away with a win over a good German squad.
  • What a thriller in DC. Dempsey scores two, Altidore scores to break his run, and the USA held on late for a win.
  • 90' + 2'
    USA defending this lead, and might just have done it.
  • 90'
    No shortage of chances for Germany. What a thrilling finish. Not a lot of defense being played.
  • 88'
    JONES! He can't get it in... just misses with the header.
  • 87'
    Sam just made Castillo look silly but wasted a shot up over the top.
  • 85'
    Fans are getting good value on this one, seven goals split 4-3 in favor of the home team.
  • 84'
    Eddie Johnson has a crack at goal and Boyd can't get to the rebound.
  • 81'
    GoalJulian Draxler
    GERMANY WITH ANOTHER!! It's 4-3. Told you you wouldn't hear that phrase again.
  • 81'
    SubstitutionJozy Altidore Terrence Boyd
  • 81'
    Altidore taken off for Boyd. What a day for Altidore. Scored a great goal, set up another.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionMiroslav Klose Nicolai Müller
  • 79'
    AssistLukas Podolski
  • 79'
    GoalMax Kruse
    Max Kruse with a nice hit from the top of the box pulls one back for Germany. 4-2 now.
  • 78'
    Kruse tries to curl one to the back post and doesn't miss by much.
  • 77'
    Germany moving the ball around well, the USA sitting back and taking it at the moment.
  • 73'
    The USA in complete control against Germany right now. You may never see that phrase written again.
  • 67'
    SubstitutionAndre Schürrle Sidney Sam
  • 64'
    AssistJermaine Jones
  • 64'
    GoalClint Dempsey
    Dempsey with his second!! A left-footed effort from just outside the box puts the USA 4-1 up.
  • 60'
    AssistJozy Altidore
  • 60'
    GoalClint Dempsey
  • 59'
    GOAL USA! Great hold up play by Altidore finds Dempsey, who is so unmarked, he has time to let the ball bounce before slamming a volley home from 12 yards out
  • 58'
    More Germany pressure as Evans makes a nice defensive play to clear for a corner
  • 56'
    SubstitutionDaMarcus Beasley E. Castillo
  • 56'
    SubstitutionGraham Zusi Eddie Johnson
  • 54'
    Beasley with a nice run and right footed shot, but its straight at ter Stegen. He appears to have taken a bit of a knock after he got the shot off, but he seems to be okay
  • 52'
    AssistMax Kruse
  • 52'
    GoalHeiko Westermann
  • 51'
    Goal Germany! The visitors pressing early in the second half and it pays off as Westermann heads home from a Kruse corner. Two second half substitutions teaming up there
  • 47'
    Brad Davis on on for Fabian Johnson for the USA
  • 46'
    SubstitutionSven Bender Max Kruse
  • 46'
    SubstitutionPer Mertesacker Philipp Wollscheid
  • 46'
    SubstitutionMarcell Jansen Dennis Aogo
  • 46'
    SubstitutionFabian Johnson Brad Davis
  • 46'
    SubstitutionLars Bender Heiko Westermann
  • 46'
    We're underway in the second half.
  • Halftime. USA up 2-0 thanks to one of the better halfs we've seen under Klinsmann. Altidore's goal was the big story, as the AZ striker finally got off the schnide
  • 37'
    Beasley gets down the left flank for one of the first times today and wins a corner. He's been more concerned with Schurrle at the other end
  • 33'
    The USA has come out with way more confidence and intent than it had against Belgium today. Encouraging performances from Evans, Zusi, Altidore among others so far
  • 27'
    Jones bursts up the flank, but his pass doesn't connect with Altidore. The former Germany international is clearly up for this one[object Object]
  • 24'
    Klose played through and he finishes, but the offside flag is up. Replays show it was the correct call
  • 20'
    Great turn by Altidore, who sets up Dempsey for a shot that's saved. This is some opening 20 minutes, great end to end action
  • 19'
    Another miss for Germany! Schurrle makes easy work of Beasley, cuts past Besler with little trouble, then sidefoots wide of the far post. A bad miss. It could easily be 2-2 right now
  • 17'
    ANOTHER USA GOAL! Horrible misplay by ter Stegen as he somehow lets a simple back pass under his foot. That's going to be an own goal by Howedes, but that one's all on the goalkeeper
  • 16'
    Own GoalMarc-Andre ter Stegen
  • 16'
    Dempsey rolls a shot just wide of the far post after good build-up with Altidore and Zusi. The Yanks are buzzing right now
  • 13'
    AssistGraham Zusi
  • 13'
    GoalJozy Altidore
  • 13'
    GOAL USA! Zusi's cross finds Altidore unmarked in the box and he volleys home emphatically! His first goal for the USA since 2011. That had to feel good for him
  • 12'
    WHAT A MISS! Big issues in the US backline as a Jansen cross goes through the box and Mertesacker somehow rolls wide of the far post from close range. Big let off for the USA
  • 10'
    Good recovery by Gonzalez on Klose, as the Galaxy man knocks it out for a corner
  • 8'
    Zusi whips in a free kick and Altidore's header is begging for somebody on the back post to get on the end, but it trickles wide of goal
  • 7'
    Clumsy foul by Gonzalez gives Germany a set piece opportunity, but he makes amends by blocking Draxler's shot a minute later
  • 5'
    Good start for the USA. Germany hasn't had a kick of the ball in the opening four minutes
  • 3'
    Great ball over the top by Evans finds Altidore and Mertesacker is over to intervene. Positive start for the USA
  • 1'
    We are underway!
  • Our guys at RFK are having some internet issues, but we'll make sure to get you anything they pick up, and we'll be right back to take you through all the action.
  • For Germany, a 4-2-3-1, ter Stegen; L Bender, Mertesacker, Howedes, Jansen; S. Bender, Reinartz; Schurrle, Draxler, Pdolski; Klose. Klose is the man to watch as he chases history. He could take the top spot on the all-time German scoring chart with a couple of goals today.
  • Brad Evans will be the shock name on an otherwise well-known USA squad. Howard; Evans, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Jones, Bradley; Zusi, Dempsey the captain, F. Johnson; Altidore. Fabian Johnson playing on the left side of midfield today with Beasley in behind him.
  • Welcome in to Goal USA's live commentary of the USA vs. Germany. We're celebrating 100 years of U.S. soccer, and with the opponent today it should be a very entertaining show.
  • Anthems are done and this place is rocking. Ready to go
  • This place is LOUD. Expecting a sellout crowd today and the fans are really up for this one it would appear
  • Hey folks, Seth Vertelney here with you at RFK fighting through internet issues. Ready for this centennial match to get started