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  • May 26, 2012
  • • 8:20 PM
  • • EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Referee: E. Bonilla
  • • Attendance: 54894
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Live Commentary

  • What a strong showing from the USA tonight. It'll get tougher next week with Brazil, but plenty of reason to be pleased.
  • 90' + 1'
    And it's all over. A big win for the USA.
  • 88'
    It's bombs away for Scotland now. Guzan hasn't really been tested since coming in despite the U.S. conceding possession for the last 10 minutes or so.
  • 84'
    Jones down on the pitch.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionShaun Maloney Craig Mackail-Smith
  • 83'
    Not much left to be said about this one. Scotland is pushing forward but not creating much of a threat. The USA has been in total control since coming out from the break.
  • 82'
    SubstitutionAndy Webster Christophe Berra
  • 81'
    Onyewu wins a towering header. Good to see the jump back in his legs.
  • 78'
    Scotland finally getting some of this second half. It's been all USA, and the visitors haven't really shown much of a threat.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionCharles Mulgrew Lee Wallace
  • 73'
    SubstitutionFabian Johnson E. Castillo
  • 73'
    That's Donovan's second career hat trick for the USA. Both in the state of Florida.
  • 72'
    44,438 here tonight. Record for a USA match in the Southeast.
  • 71'
    SubstitutionTim Howard Bradley Guzan
  • 70'
    AssistLandon Donovan
  • 70'
    GoalJermaine Jones
  • 70'
    Jones to Gomez to Donovan to Jones and it's all too easy for the USA right now.
  • 68'
    SubstitutionJ. Torres J. Corona
  • 68'
    Corona comes on for Torres. Good shift out of the Pachuca midfielder.
  • 67'
    Strong strong showing to this point. Donovan's return to the team has been a great one. Bradley has been massive. You'd never know the top two scorers on this team were missing.
  • 65'
    AssistMichael Bradley
  • 65'
    GoalLandon Donovan
    GOAL!!! Donovan completes his hat trick. Bradley plays him in and it's turning into a rout.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionTerrence Boyd H. Gómez
  • 64'
    SubstitutionMaurice Edu Kyle Beckerman
  • 63'
    SubstitutionCarlos Bocanegra Oguchi Onyewu
  • 63'
    Onyewu in for Carlos Bocanegra, Beckerman in for Edu, Gomez in for Boyd.
  • 61'
    Another good goal from the USA. Bradley and Jones have been great getting forward tonight, and now Johnson draws a hard foul in a dangerous spot.
  • 60'
    AssistJermaine Jones
  • 60'
    GoalLandon Donovan
    London Donovan with his second of the night. Jones plays it in from the wing and Donovan slots it home.
  • 59'
    SubstitutionPhil Bardsley Russell Martin
  • 59'
    SubstitutionJames McArthur Steven Whittaker
  • 59'
    The U.S. looks composed tonight. Much more so than would have been expected.
  • 55'
    Some more nice buildup play from the USA. Boyd from Bradley, and it gets hung up and cleared. Now Jones down on the pitch.
  • 54'
    Scotland with some promising play. Maloney plays in a low cross with nobody attacking it at the back stick.
  • 51'
    SubstitutionBarry Bannan Don Cowie
  • 51'
    The build up has been great for the US. Edu to Jones to Edu to Boyd, and the striker got a bit handcuffed.
  • 50'
    Donovan hits the woodwork and then Boyd comes right back and flashes one wide of the mark.
  • 49'
    Couple of half chances there early for the USA, nothing from it. On the attack again and once again it breaks down at the final moment.
  • 47'
    US with a dead ball situation, swinging it around the back.
  • 46'
    Second half is underway.
  • Great half of football. The USA has been on top for most of it, but Scotland has certainly not laid down to the challenge. We'll be back from Jacksonville shortly.
  • 45' + 1'
    Miller breaking forward, Edu with a crunching tackles to end the run, and we've got the end of a great half of football.
  • 44'
    Another good break forward. Boyd holds the play, lays off to Bradley who plays Jones through. Sprayed wide for Donovan and back in to Jones.
  • 42'
    Boyd spins and has a hit. Not many touches for him so far but he's tried to be positive.
  • 41'
    Some good play in the middle of the park from both teams.
  • 38'
    Real chance for Scotland but Howard punches it clear and the USA breaks the other way. Boyd with the final touch of the break leaves it behind him and the danger is clear.
  • 36'
    Boyd with a very clever little flick from his head, didn't come off but a nice thought.
  • 34'
    USA just holding the ball with plenty of nice touches, finally it's wide to Johnson and lofted into the box where Boyd can't win it. Really good looking stuff from Jurgen Klinsmann's side.
  • 29'
    Yellow CardCarlos Bocanegra
  • 29'
    Scotland is starting to come back into the match some, the USA may be pushed here after all.
  • 28'
    Bradley has done very well with his breaks into the box, Boyd just couldn't slide him through there after Jones had won possession well.
  • 27'
    Good half so far. The U.S. has had the better of it.
  • 24'
    Cross in from the left for Scotland, Howard deals with it well.
  • 23'
    Free kick for the USA. Torres blows it over the top.
  • 22'
    Jones with a chance at the other end. Maybe should left it for Torres, corner to the USA.
  • 21'
    Good Chance for Scotland there. Phillips caught offside.
  • 16'
    From well done to not so well done in short order. The USA scores one of the best goals fans of the team have ever seen and come back with an own goal.
  • 15'
    AssistKenny Miller
  • 15'
    Own GoalGeoff Cameron
    And Scotland has pulled one back out of nothing. It's an own goal.
  • 11'
    AssistJermaine Jones
  • 11'
    GoalMichael Bradley
    My goodness what a goal. Michael Bradley takes it with the outside of his right boot, laid off by Jones after being crossed in by Donovan.
  • 9'
    Great ball from Torres breaking forward, springing Jones and then Donovan down the right, but the cross hits the first defender. Would have expected better out of Donovan there.
  • 8'
    Jones just took a hit to the chest. He's back up and moving and finally Scotland has the ball on the deck again, big switch out to the left side but Donovan does well to force it back.
  • 7'
    The USA looks in good shape early on. Torres and Johnson working well down the left. Scotland hasn't had much of this so far.
  • 4'
    The ball took some odd bounces around from Jones' foot and fell to Donovan who put it home on the second try.
  • 3'
    GoalLandon Donovan
    GOAL!!!!!! It's 1-0 already. Donovan with the goal for the USA.
  • 1'
    Scotland with early touches, USA gains possession and starts knocking it around the back.
  • 1'
    We're off, Scotland moving right to left as I look at it.
  • National anthems are done. Teams are out on the pitch.
  • For those that want to know a little something about the Scottish team, here's you rundown. McGregor in goal, Bardsley, Mulgrew, Webster, Caldwell, McArthur, Phillips, Brown, Miller, Bannan Maloney on the field to start.
  • TEAM NEWS for the USA. Dempsey, Altidore are scratches for the game along with Parkhurst, Rimando and Goodson. Boyd is starting up top with Jose Torres and Landon Donovan flanking him. In the midfield, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones will be tasked to hold down the fort in front of Geoff Cameron, Carlos Bocanegra, Fabian Johnson and Steve Cherundolo.
  • Welcome in to our live coverage of the USA's friendly match against Scotland.