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USA blows lead twice with careless defense, ties Poland in friendly — USA Soccer Stud

Playing in a modern 4-2-3-1 formation, the United States looked more fluid than usual on Friday. But sloppy defense and several missed goals by Jozy Altidore allowed Poland to come from behind twice in the exhibition game to finish 2-2.

Altidore scored first, before missing several more shots. The rusty-looking Oguchi Onyewu headed the go-ahead goal in the second half, before Poland equalized in the 73′.

Overall, the defense looked as sound as it did at the World Cup (i.e. “broken”).

Next up: Colombia tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2/Galavision)

Starters against Poland:

  • Tim Howard
  • Steve Cherundolo
  • Carlos Bocanegra
  • Oguchi Onyewu
  • Maurice Edu
  • Jermaine Jones
  • Stuart Holden
  • Michael Bradley
  • Benny Feilhaber
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Jozy Altidore

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