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Germany v United States Live Commentary, 10/06/2015

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M. Götze (12)
M. Diskerud (41)
B. Wood (87)


Thanks for joining me and have a great evening.
It's a big win for USA - their first over the No.1 team in the FIFA rankings and their first over die Mannschaft in Germany. A triumphant return for Klinsmann.
There is the final whistle!
OFF THE BAR! Ozil clips a pass out to the right for Bellarabi who volleys a first-time delivery into the box for Khedira. The Juventus man gets his head to it but Evans deflects his effort onto the woodwork!
Ozil clips a cross in from the right which Rudiger attacks. He arrives late and only manages to clatter into Guzan, who claims the ball comfortably. Still, a free kick is awarded to Klinsmann's men.
Into stoppage time now. The world champions are on the brink of a disappointing result, and Low doesn't look happy about it!
Germany press forward looking for a quick response, but Hector commits a foul when chasing Evans towards the byline. USA will take their time over this one.
B. Wood
United States
GOOOOOOAAAL!! WOOD SCORES WHAT COULD BE A LATE WINNER! USA have been stronger in the second half, and the striker receives a pass from Evans and turns Mustafi brilliantly before firing a left-footed effort beyond Zieler from 25 yards! A brilliant strike.
B. Evans
United States
Assist Brad Evans
Brooks is let off the hook! The centre-back failed to control a pass and Bellarabi reacted instantly to sprint in behind him. Fortunately for him, Chandler was covering around the back and instead sent the ball back to Guzan before the Leverkusen man could get a touch.
Yedlin again proves dangerous down the right, twisting and turning on his way to the byline. This time, though, his cross is blocked and Germany come away with the ball.
GOOD SAVE! USA catch the hosts on the break, with Bradley spreading the play out to Yedlin on the right. He drives into the box before cutting a pass back towards the former Roma man. He runs onto it and smashes an effort on target, however, it's sent straight at the feet of Zieler who diverts it clear.
The crowd are beginning to groan with everything that doesn't come off for Germany. Khedira is the latest player to give possession away needlessly.
Bradley almost scores directly from a corner! The former Roma man's delivery almost bends inside the near post but Zieler does enough to punch it away despite being under pressure from Wood!
JUST OVER! Ozil floats around the top of the box, offloading the ball and receiving it straight back. He eventually slides it to his left for Rudiger and the centre-back unleashes a powerful strike at goal. It's hit with real venom but keeps on rises and ends up flying narrowly over the top of Guzan's goal.
Germany are again asserting themselves following that chance for Morris.
There's still nothing to separate the two sides as we enter the final 15 minutes. The latest substitutes don't have too long to impress, but a late winner would certain live long in the coach's memory.
A. Morales
M. Diskerud
United States
Substitution Mikkel Morgenstar Pålssønn Diskerud Alfredo Morales
B. Wood
A. Jóhannsson
United States
Substitution Aron Jóhannsson Bobby Wood
JUST WIDE! Morris almost has the perfect impact, curling a shot from 20 yards just outside the upright! He hit it with the outside of his boot and it just lacked the whip to bring it on target. Ricardo Quaresma eat your heart out!
J. Morris
G. Zardes
United States
Substitution Gyasi Zardes Jordan Morris
K. Bellarabi
P. Herrmann
Substitution Patrick Herrmann Karim Bellarabi
M. Kruse
M. Götze
Substitution Mario Götze Max Kruse
Gotze dinks a pass into the box for Kramer to chase, but the Gladbach midfielder is unable to find a route around Chandler in order to latch onto it.
Ozil picks out Podolski at the top of the box with his back to goal, and the Arsenal man holds it up while the former Real Madrid midfielder overlaps him into the box. His pass is just behind Ozil, though, and USA are able to come away with the ball.
D. Yedlin
Yellow Card
United States
Yellow card DeAndre Yedlin
Germany are finally rediscovering their flow. They are enjoying more of the possession and spreading it across the park well. Herrmann attempts to spring the offside trap down the right but the flag goes up regardless and USA are awarded a free kick.
Herrmann breaks away down the right and spots Khedira powering into the middle of the box. He gets in front of Brooks and connects with a header, but his contact is poor and we fails to direct his effort onto the target. He should've done better there! That was a let-off for USA.
Germany have offered very little in the second half, with the substitutions they've made having the effect of removing all their fluidity from the opening period.
Podolski is penalised for a high foot in a challenge on Yedlin in front of the dugouts. He thought he'd got away with that as Kramer came away with the ball but, seeing no advantage for the USA, the referee blew his whistle.
Yedlin and Zardes link up again, but the latter's attempt to tee up Bradley for a shot from the edge of the box is intercepted. USA are looking rather dangerous at the moment.
Christoph Kramer comes on in place of Ilkay Gundogan.
C. Kramer
İ. Gündoğan
Substitution Ilkay Gündogan Christoph Kramer
Rudiger has dropped to the ground following a coming together with Zardes. There wasn't too much in it, and although there was a flailing arm from the USA forward, the centre-back fell to the deck all too readily.
Bradley pings a corner in from the right which Zardes catches on the volley on the far side of the box. Alvarado is in the way of it, but he manages to control it and shoot on the spin. However, his effort is blocked by a white shirt.
It's end-to-end stuff at the moment! Hector feeds Gotze on the left and the Bayern Munich man floats a cross towards former Koln star Podolski at the back post. His return to his former stomping grounds remains without a goal, though, as his first touch is too heavy and the keeper pounces to mop up the danger.
This time is is Yedlin doing the attacking on the wing. He uses his pace to burst to the byline on the right before cutting a cross towards Zardes by the penalty spot. The LA Galaxy man slightly loses his footing when changing direction and is unable to recover to collect the pass.
Zardes is proving very lively in this second half. He gets in behind Mustafi on the left and cuts a pass back into the centre for Yedlin. The Tottenham man is beaten to the ball by Rudiger, though, and Germany manage to get it clear.
CHANCE FOR USA! Diskerud lifts a brilliant first-time pass over Mustafi for Zardes following a clever flick from Johansson. He brings it down on his chest but his touch affords Rudy the chance to slide in and knock it behind off him for a goal kick to the hosts.
Podolski slides a down the left-hand channel to release full-back Hector, but a challenge from Alvarado sends the ball behind for a corner. Ozil whips it into the centre but Mustafi fouls Brooks as he gets up to try and win a header.
B. Evans
F. Johnson
United States
Substitution Fabian Johnson Brad Evans
D. Yedlin
J. Agudelo
United States
Substitution Juan Sebastián Agudelo DeAndre Yedlin
K. Beckerman
D. Williams
United States
Substitution Daniel Williams Kyle Beckerman
L. Podolski
A. Schürrle
Substitution André Schürrle Lukas Podolski
S. Khedira
B. Schweinsteiger
Substitution Bastian Schweinsteiger Sami Khedira
The second half is underway!
It's half time in Koln and it's Germany 1-1 USA.