Goal of the day: Michael Bradley (USA) vs Scotland | inside World Soccer

Michael Bradley delivered a spectacular long range goal as the United States defeated Scotland 5-1 in a friendly in Jacksonville on Saturday.

USA midfielder Michael Bradley celebrates after scoring against Scotland
USA midfielder Michael Bradley celebrates after scoring against Scotland

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Landon Donovan opened the scoring before a crowd of 44,438 fans at EverBank Field, beating Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor on the rebound of his own initial shot in the third minute.

The Americans continued to pile on the pressure and they were celebrating again with 11 minutes on the clock.

On the sixth anniversary of his national team debut, Bradley unleashed an unstoppable shot from 30 yards that curled beyond McGregor and into the top right corner of the net.

The Chievo Verona midfielder got the timing just right in nailing a half volley off a bouncing layoff from Jermaine Jones in the middle and a stretched-out McGregor made a game effort with no real hope of making the save.

Scotland pulled one back soon after through an own goal from Geoff Cameron, but that was the last real threat from the Scottish as Jürgen Klinsmann's men ran away with the game after the break with three goals in a ten minute blitz.



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