World Cup 2010 Group C: Slovenia 2-2 USA

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The United States fought back from two goals down at halftime to secure a 2-2 draw with Slovenia in one of the best matches of the 2010 World Cup so far.

Slovenia opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Valter Birsa curled home a 25-yarder that left USA keeper Tim Howard rooted to the spot.

And the Europeans looked to be on their way to the last 16 from Group C as Zlatan Ljubijankič coolly slid his shot past Howard after being fed by Milivoje Novakovič on 42 minutes.

However, USA were back into the game within three minutes after the interval with Landon Donovan lashing an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.

Michael Bradley then made the comeback complete when he rammed in the equaliser from eight minutes from time.


Slovenia: Samir Handanovič; Mišo Brečko, Marko Šuler, Boštjan Cesar, Bojan Jokić; Valter Birsa (Zlatko Dedič, 87), Robert Koren, Aleksander Radosavljevič, Andraž Kirm; Zlatan Ljubijankič (Nejc Pečnik, 74; Andrej Komac, 90), Milivoje Novakovič

United States: Tim Howard; Steve Cherundolo, Oguchi Onyewu (Herculez Gomez, 80), Jay DeMerit, Carlos Bocanegra; Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, José Torres (Benny Feilhaber, 46), Clint Dempsey; Jozy Altidore, Robbie Findley (Maurice Edu, 46)

SloveniaUnited States
5Shots on target6
1Shots off target7
4Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
49Ball possession (%)51

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