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  • Slovenia 2-2 USA: Birsa,Ljubijankic,Donovan,Bradley scored

    United States must be satisfied again awarded one point. Facing Slovenia, the team nicknamed The Yanks are only capable of 2-2.

    Group C preliminary round game between USA vs. Slovenia was held at Ellis Park Stadium on Friday (06/18/2010) .

    In the first half, Slovenia succeeded in winning 2-0 first through Valter Birsa great struck in the 13th minute and Zlatan Ljubijankic seven minutes later. Two goals the United States replies made by Landon Donovan in the 48th minute and Michael Bradley on 82 minutes.

    U.S. actually scored again in the fifth minute before the game broke through Maurice Edu. But the goal disallowed because the referee Edu stated in an offside position.

    With the results of this series, Slovenia still sit at the top fo Group C standings with four-digit value. While the U.S. with two figures beneath it. This position could still change as the result of the match England versus Algeria to be held later at dawn.

    The match

    This game begins with the opportunities of the Slovenian camp when a new game running in minutes to seven. Ljubijankic gore ball and still hovers over Tim Howard's crossbar.

    Slovenia applied pressure this time sweet fruit. In minute 13, through the passing of Aleksandar Radosavljevic, Birsa directly kicking the ball and broke through the nets Howard. U.S. goalkeeper was only stunned to see the ball sliding into the post. Slovenia for a while ahead 1-0.

    Disadvantaged, U.S. tried to catch six minutes later. Carlos Bonagera the combing of the left-center field to feed to Bradley who made the hard shots. Unfortunately still have not met the target.

    Slovenia continued to press the U.S. camp. Minutes of the 29th, Zlatan Ljubijankic in front of goalkeeper Howard tried to kick them directly but can still block the goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

    In almost the same time, the Yanks back to goal attack Slovenia. Unfortunately the attack launched by Jose Torres and Jay DeMerit goal still failed to bear fruit.

    In this depressed period, Slovenia managed to double its superiority precisely. Through an effective counterattack, the U.S. actually re-pierced.

    Milivoje who received feedback from Miso Brecko, Milivoje Novakovic send the ball to Ljubijankic who was in the penalty box. And the last name called directly execute a successful ball rolled into the left side of Howard's goal in minute 42. 2-0 score lasted until halftime.

    Entering the second 45 minutes, direct U.S. makes a surprise when a new game was three minutes. Donovan, who received a passing directly from Steve Cherundolo on the right goalpost brush Slovenia defence and super strike that led to touchdowns. Turned into a 2-1 score.

    U.S. re-spread threats. This time through Benny Feilhaber in the 65th minute but shot from outside the penalty box was just wide to the left of goalkeeper Handanovic.

    The continuing pressure exerted dibesut Bob Bradley's squad through Josey Altidore and Clint Dempsey. But again, can not produce a goal.

    U.S. efforts to equalize the position was finally achieved. Bradley managed to sucker-kick lob Handanovic while making the score is now equally strong in figures 2-2 on 82 minutes.

    Three minutes later, the U.S. surged back through the Slovenian goalkeeper Maurice Edu. Unfortunately, these goals are not legitimate because the relevant otherwise be in an offside position.

    Furthermore, the Slovenian defense to attack the U.S. again. But from these efforts there is no goal that is created. Until the long whistle of the referee marks the end game, the score remained 2-2.

    Team Line-Up:

    United States: Tim Howard, Oguchi Onyewu, Jay DeMerit, Carlos Bocanegra, Steve Cherundolo, Jose Torres (Maurice Edu 45 '), Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Jozy Altidore, Robbie Findley (Benny Feilhaber 45').

    Slovenia: Samir Handanovic, Cesar Bostjan, Marko Suler, Bojan Jokic, Miso Brecko, Aleksandar Radosavljevic, Robert Koren, Andraz Kirm, Valter Birsa (Zlatko Dedic 87 '), Milivoje Novakovic, Ljubijankic Zlatan (Nejc Pecnik 74' Andrej Komac 90 ')


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