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World Cup roundup, 6/18: U.S. rallies for draw

06.18.10 at 4:54 pm ET
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FRIDAY’€™S RESULTS:

United States 2, Slovenia 2 ‘€” The United States rallied from two goals down to force a draw against Slovenia to keep alive its chances of advancing past group play. Landon Donovan scored in the 48th minute to close the gap before Michael Bradley, son of U.S. coach Bob Bradley, knotted the score in the 82nd minute. It appeared that the Americans took the lead with a goal from second-half sub Maurice Edu in the 86th, but was waved off by referee Koman Coulibaly for a mystery foul. Slovenia (1-0-1) now leads Group C with four points while the U.S. (0-0-2) is in second with two points.

Serbia 1, Germany 0 ‘€” After an impressive 4-0 win against Australia in its tournament debut, Germany was stunned by Serbia, 1-0. Miroslav Klose was ejected when he picked up his second yellow card of the game, forcing Germany to continue with 10 players. Milan Jovanovic took advantage and scored the only goal of the game a minute later to put Serbia up for good. Lukas Podolski had a chance in the 60th minute to tie the score with a penalty kick, but Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic made the stop. Both teams are tied in Group D with three points each.

England 0, Algeria 0 ‘€” England had the same result as the United States on Thursday in being held to a draw against Algeria. While England hasn’t scored a goal since the fourth minute of its opening match against the U.S., Algeria hasn’t scored this entire tournament. England and the U.S. now are tied for second in the Group C standings with two points each.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ‘€œI’€™m a little gutted to be honest. I don’€™t know how they stole that last goal from us. I’€™m not sure what the call was. [The referee] wouldn’€™t tell us what the call was.’€ ‘€“ Landon Donovan, after the United States forced a 2-2 draw against Slovenia

STAT OF THE DAY: 37 ‘€“ Years since Serbia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia, beat Germany in any match

SATURDAY’€™S GAMES:

Group E: Netherlands vs. Japan, 7:30 a.m.

Group D: Ghana vs. Australia, 10 a.m.

Group E: Cameroon vs. Denmark, 2:30 a.m.

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