Report: United States 1-1 Uruguay

first_imgJordan Morris’ second-half goal helped the United States to a 1-1 friendly draw against Uruguay in St Louis on Tuesday.Coming off two straight losses, USA managed to avoid defeat as Morris cancelled out Brian Rodriguez’s 50th-minute opener at Busch Stadium.It was a fortunate equaliser for USA, who had squandered their best opportunities during the first half before falling behind. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Brian Rodriguez’s first international goal had Uruguay – without the likes of Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin – on track, but Morris levelled for Gregg Berhalter’s men.201 7 – @JmoSmooth13 has scored for the #USMNT for the first time since scoring the game-winning goal in the 2017 Gold Cup Final. Comeback. #USAvURU— OptaJack (@OptaJack) September 11, 2019A beautiful team move led to Uruguay’s first chance in the sixth minute, but Jonathan Rodriguez was just unable to get a shot off with only USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan to beat.After Cristian Roldan headed straight at Fernando Muslera for USA, the hosts created a great chance midway through the first half.Morris beat his marker down the left before crossing to Tyler Boyd, who put his shot into the ground and over the crossbar from close range.A Tim Ream block denied Uruguay an opener moments later before Muslera pushed away a 25-yard effort from Sergino Dest six minutes prior to the break.USA should have been awarded a penalty on the stroke of half-time for a handball by Jose Gimenez, but they went into the interval locked at 0-0.Brian Rodriguez broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half thanks to his first international goal.A counter-attack saw Federico Valverde play a pass to Brian Rodriguez, who beat his marker before firing a power left-footed effort past Guzan from inside the area.USA were fortunate to equalise with 11 minutes remaining, a clearance by Uruguay coming off Nick Lima and falling to Morris to chest in at the back post. What does it mean? USA avoid three-game losing streakRunners-up at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, USA were well beaten by Mexico last week and the draw with Uruguay at least meant they avoided being handed three straight losses for the first time since 2015.Goalscoring woes go on for USAUSA must find a way to score goals and quickly. It took a huge piece of luck to get their equaliser against Uruguay and they have struggled to find the back of the net since thrashing Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago to begin the Gold Cup. Since those wins, USA have scored six goals in six games, netting more than once in a match just once in that run.Uruguay show off depthWithout their two star forwards in Suarez and Cavani, Uruguay showed off some depth in the attacking third. Brian Rodriguez, 19, opened his international account and Jonathan Rodriguez was also dangerous.What’s next?USA begin their CONCACAF Nations League campaign with matches against Cuba and Canada next month, while Uruguay will face Peru in two friendlies. read morelast_img

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