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Global Nov 14, 2012

Bradley, Diskerud score in U.S. Men’s National Team’s 2-2 draw against Russia [Video Highlights]

KRASNODAR, Russia (Nov. 14, 2012) – The U.S. Men’s National Team came from behind twice to salvage a 2-2 draw against No. 9-ranked Russia in Wednesday’s international friendly match at Kuban Stadium.

USA second-half sub Mix Diskerud, playing in his third match with the senior team, scored the game-tying goal nearly three minutes into second-half stoppage time. Michael Bradley also contributed a 76th-minute equalizer to tie the score at 1-1 and goalkeeper Tim Howard made six saves as the U.S.

The USA finishes the 2012 campaign with a 9-2-3 record and a .750 winning percentage, matching the top winning percentage of the modern era set in 2005 when the team went 13-3-4.

Michael Bradley goal:

Mix Diskerud goal:

— U.S. Men’s National Team Game Report —

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Russia
Date: Nov.14, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Kuban Stadium; Krasnodar, Russia
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Attendance: 28,200
Weather: 46 degrees, cloudy

Scoring Summary:  1  2   F
USA                         0   2  2
RUS                         1   1  2

RUS – Fedor Smolov (Alexander Kerzhakov) 9th minute
USA – Michael Bradley (Juan Agudelo) 76
RUS – Roman Shirokov (penalty kick) 84
USA – Mix Diskerud 90+3

Lineups:
USA : 1-Tim Howard; 2-Timmy Chandler, 20-Geoff Cameron (6-Mix Diskerud, 87), 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.) (21-Clarence Goodson, 18), 23-Fabian Johnson; 14-Danny Williams (7-Maurice Edu, 73), 13-Jermaine Jones, 4-Michael Bradley; 11-Joshua Gatt (15-Juan Agudelo, 63), 17-Jozy Altidore (18-Terrence Boyd, 87), 9-Herculez Gomez (16-Sacha Kljestan, 65)
Subs not used: 22-Nick Rimando
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

RUS : 12-Vladimir Gabulov; 2-Aleksandr Anyukov (5-Renat Yanbaev, 59), 14-Vasily Berezutskiy, 4-Sergei Ignashevich, 22-Andrey Eshechenko, 15-Roman Shirokov, 7-Igor Denisov (capt.), 23-Dmitry Kombarov (10-Alan Dzagoev, 46), 25-Fedor Smolov (24-Maxim Grigoriev, 11) (26-Denis Cheryshev, 80), 9-Alexander Kokorin (17-Artem Dzyuba, 67), 11-Alexander Kerzhakov (8-Denis Glushakov, 46)
Subs not used: 3-Vladimir Granat,18-Vladimir Bystrov, 21-Magomed Ozdoyev, 1-Igor Akinfeev, 13-Alexander Belenov
Head coach: Fabio Capello

Stats Summary: USA / RUS
Shots: 11 / 16
Shots on Goal: 4 / 8
Saves: 6 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 5
Fouls: 16 / 16
Offside: 2 / 5

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Michael Bradley (caution) 26th minute
RUS – Denis Glushakov (caution) 51
RUS – Alexander Kokorin (caution) 52
RUS – Roman Shirokov (caution) 77
USA – Clarence Goodson (caution) 84
USA – Sacha Kljestan (caution) 90+4

Officials:
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Kazmenko (RUS)

Budweiser Man of the Match:
Michael Bradley

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