The USMNT fell behind early to St Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday night at Busch Stadium, but recovered quickly to take control of the game. Seattle Sounders 2 player Oalex Anderson surprised the USMNT defense in the 5th minute, scoring from just inside the box. Bobby Wood headed in the USMNT’s equalizer. The USA went ahead for good when Fabian Johnson converted a free kick from just outside the box. Jozy Altidore made it 3-1 USMNT in the 31st, heading in a Fabian Johnson corner with Jermaine Jones picking up the assist.
The goals continued in the second-half with the USMNT now playing toward the baseball diamond. Geoff Cameron heading in a redirected corner in the 51st. Gyasi Zardes made it 5-1 in the 58th. Altidore got a deflection to score his second goal of the game in the 74th. US Soccer announced a crowd of 43,433 just short of the Busch Stadium record set by a Chelsea vs Manchester United friendly last summer.
USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann subbed on Portland Timbers forward Darlington Nagbe and New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga in the 64th minute, cap tying both players to the United States. Klinsmann used his final sub to bring on college player Jordan Morris in the 68th.
The USMNT finishes off its November qualifying schedule against Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday (6:30pm ET – beIN Sport).
— GAME REPORT —
Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Date: Nov. 13, 2015
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Semifinal Round
Venue: Busch Stadium; St. Louis, Mo.
Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. CT
Weather: 50 degrees; Clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 3 3 6
VIN 1 0 1
VIN – Oalex Anderson 5th minute
USA – Bobby Wood (DeAndre Yedlin) 11
USA – Fabian Johnson 29
USA – Jozy Altidore 31
USA – Geoff Cameron (Bobby Wood) 51
USA – Gyasi Zardes (Jozy Altidore) 58
USA – Jozy Altidore (Jermaine Jones) 74
USA: 1-Brad Guzan, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 20-Geoff Cameron (14-Matt Miazga, 64), 5-Matt Besler, 3-Tim Ream, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 13-Jermaine Jones, 4-Michael Bradley, 23-Fabian Johnson (6-Darlington Nagbe, 64), 18-Bobby Wood (8-Jordan Morris, 68), 17-Jozy Altidore
Subs Not Used: 7-Miguel Ibarra, 10-Mix Diskerud, 11-Brek Shea, 12-Tim Howard, 15-Kyle Beckerman, 16-Michael Orozco, 19-Ventura Alvarado, 21- Alan Gordon, 22-Bill Hamid
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
VIN: 22-Winslow McDowall; 3-Roy Richards, 7-Nazir McBernette (11-Azinho Solomon, 60), 8-Dorren Hamlet, 10-Oalex Anderson, 12-Tevin Slater, 13-Gavin James (19-Vasbert Ledger, 59), 15-Kevin Francis, 16-Million Prescott, 17-Seinard Bowens (2-Danroy Edwards, 75), 18-Reginal Richardson
Subs Not Used: 1-Kenyan Lynch, 4-Akeem Williams, 5-Glenford Ashton, 9-Shandel Samuel
Head coach: Cornelius Huggins
Stats Summary: USA / VIN
Shots: 19 / 2
Shots on Goal: 10 / 2
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 11 / 1
Fouls: 2 / 7
Offside: 1 / 0
Referee: Jeffrey Solis (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Fernandez (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Osvaldo Luna (CRC)
Fourth Official: Hugo Cruz (CRC)