USA Edges El Salvador in Stoppage Time, 2-1
Photo by Carl Wagenfohr
TAMPA - The U.S. Men's National Team came from behind against El Salvador for the third consecutive time with a 2-1 victory in front of a crowd of 21,737 fans at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
El Salvador took the lead in the 59th minute through a Rudi Corrales goal, but halftime substitute Brian Ching equalized in the 75th minute with a well-struck header. Ching then turned provider in stoppage time as he played a one-two with Sacha Kljestan to put the midfielder through on goal and snatch the win with a clinical finish.
"Overall, there were some good efforts and we saw some very positive things on the field tonight," said U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley. "We went down but continued to push to get a win, and when you can come away with a result from a good play at the end that's very positive."
With a crowd of 21,737, on a rainy 56-degree weekday night, the Tampa Bay area has made a strong case to host FIFA World Cup soccer games in 2018 or 2022 as part of the USA Bid Committee's effort to bring this spectacular sporting event to America. You can add your support to the Tampa Bay area's World Cup bid by visiting gousabid.com/city/local/tampa-bay-fl/.
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