In a game where opportunities were there for USMNT players willing to take them, forward Chris Wondolowski stepped up for the USA in a 2-0 win. Wondolowski headed the ball in to open the scoring in the 4th minute. Brad Davis sent the ball across the box for Wondolowski. Landon Donovan setup Wondolowski for his second goal of the game in the 60th minute. Wondolowski exited in the 62nd minute for Eddie Johnson with USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann making three changes at the same time. Nick Rimando picked up the shutout.
Deandre Yedlin and Luis Gil made their USMNT debuts. Mike Magee was unavailable due to food poisoning.
The USMNT’s next game is in Ukraine on Mar 5 on an official FIFA friendly date.
— MATCH REPORT —
Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Korea Republic
Date: Feb. 1, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 2 p.m. PT
Attendance: 27,000 (so)
Weather: 69 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
KOR 0 0 0
USA – Chris Wondolowski (Brad Davis) 4th minute
USA – Chris Wondolowski (unassisted) 60
USA: 1-Nick Rimando; 2-Brad Evans (14-DeAndre Yedlin, 74), 5-Matt Besler (21-Clarence Goodson, 60), 4-Omar Gonzalez, 3-Michael Parkhurst; 6-Kyle Beckerman, 8-Mix Diskerud (15-Benny Feilhaber, 60), 10-Landon Donovan (capt.), 7-Graham Zusi (20-Eric Alexander, 82), 11-Brad Davis (16-Luis Gil, 75), 9-Chris Wondolowski (18-Eddie Johnson, 60)
Subs Not Used: 12-Sean Johnson, 17-Dax McCarty
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
KOR: 1-Sung-Ryong Jung; 20-Jin-Su Kim (19-Taehwan Kim, 79), 6-Ju-Young Kim, 16-Kee-Hee Kim, 14-Yong Lee; 8-Ho Lee (13-Myung-Joo Lee, 70), 22-Jong-Woo Park, 15-Min-Woo Kim, 17-Yohan Go; 11-Keun-Ho Lee (18-Seunggi Lee, 70), 9-Shin-Wook Kim
Subs Not Used: 21-Seunggyu Kim, 23-Bumyoung Lee, 3-Dae-Ho Kim, 4-Min-soo Kang, 5-Ji-Nam Lee, 2-Jinpo Park, 12-Jinhyung Song, 7-Kihun Yeom
Head Coach: Hong Myung-Bo
Stats Summary: USA / KOR
Shots: 9 / 16
Shots on Goal: 5 / 6
Saves: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 1 / 6
Fouls: 12 / 11
Offside: 1 / 0
Referee: Hugo Cruz (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavio Jara (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Warner Castro (CRC)
Fourth Official: Henry Bejrarano (CRC)