USA Men’s Soccer Tops No. 1 Germany in Exhibition

The United States Men’s National Team picked up a signature win–if not the signature win–of the Jurgen Klinsmann era with a 2-1 comeback victory over world No. 1 ranked Germany.

For the second time in six days, Bobby Wood was the hero. Wood broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 87th minute, setting up the United States’ first win over a No. 1 ranked team since beating Spain in 2009. Wood’s deciding goal was from 23-yards out.

Germany took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute thanks to a goal by Mario Götze before the U.S. tied it in the 41st minute following a Mix Diskerud goal.

The win was personal for Klinsmann, who played for Germany in 1990, and coached them to a third place finish in the World Cup in 2006. The United States entered play ranked 27th in the world.

Wood scored the game-winner in the 90th minute on Friday to top the Netherlands 4-3 in Amsterdam.


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