ST. LOUIS — Jordan Morris scored his first worldwide objective in additional than two years within the 79th minute, giving the United States a 1-1 tie towards Uruguay in an exhibition sport on Tuesday night time.
Brian Rodriguez, a 19-year-old Los Angeles FC ahead who made his worldwide debut in Friday’s 2-1 win at Costa Rica, put fifth-ranked Uruguay forward off a counterattack within the 50th minute. Rodriguez took a cross from Federico Valverde, dribbled round defender Aaron Lengthy and beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan to the close to submit with left-footed shot for his first worldwide objective.
Morris scored after José Giménez’s tried clearance close to the tip line bounced of American defender Nick Lima and bounded in entrance of the open objective. Morris chested the ball in for his sixth worldwide objective, his first for the reason that 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup closing towards Jamaica. Morris tore his proper anterior cruciate ligament in February 2018 whereas enjoying with Seattle and didn’t return to the nationwide workforce till March 2019.
Morris’ objective was the primary for the 22nd–ranked U.S. since Christian Pulisic’s 87th-minute strike within the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal win over Jamaica. The People haven’t been blanked in three straight video games since 2009.
The People have eight wins, 4 losses and two attracts this 12 months underneath coach Gregg Berhalter, employed in December to revive the workforce following its failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. They shut the 12 months with home-and-home matches towards Cuba and Canada within the new CONCACAF Nations League however largely are centered on the beginning of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup subsequent September.
Josh Sargent, an rising 19-year-old ahead from O’Fallon, Missouri, performed in his hometown, the place he sat within the stands for a 2015 World Cup qualifier. His header in first-half harm time when off a hand of defender José Giménez, however Costa Rican referee Ricardo Montero didn’t award a penalty kick.
Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera made diving saves on Christian Roldan’s header within the 11th minute and Sergiño Dest’s long-range shot within the 39th. Dest, an 18-year-old who has gained enjoying time for Ajax this season, debuted for the U.S. on Friday and made his second straight begin at left again.
Tyler Boyd had the very best U.S. probability earlier than the objective, however mis-hit an open right-footed shot from a Morris cross within the 22nd minute and despatched the ball over the crossbar.
Guzan’s spill of a cross almost led to a objective within the 23rd minute, however St. Louis native Tim Ream, captaining the U.S. for the third time, cleared Rodrigo Bentancur‘s shot off the objective line. A day after his 35th birthday, Guzan was in objective for the People for the primary time since final Nov. 15 at England.
Midfielder Sebastian Lletget obtained his first begin since a Lisfranc harm in a World Cup qualifier towards Honduras on March 24, 2017.
The U.S. was lacking many regulars. Central defender John Brooks, proper again DeAndre Yedlin and midfielder Tyler Adams are harm, and star midfielder Christian Pulisic and goalkeeper Zack Steffen returned to their European golf equipment final weekend.
Uruguay’s roster didn’t embrace star forwards Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani or midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro.
Paxton Pomykal, a 19-year-old Dallas midfielder, made his U.S. debut when he changed Morris within the 85th.
The U.S. was making its first look at Busch Stadium since a 6-1 win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines in a World Cup qualifier on Nov. 13, 2015.
The introduced attendance was 20,625, effectively underneath the group of 35,761 that watched the U.S. girls beat New Zealand 5-Zero in a send-off collection match at Busch Stadium on Might 16.