|ladyyaya||Posted: 2010-10-14 22:53:37
Oguchi Onyewu's goal and Jermaine Jones' assist in his first game in an American uniform weren't enough for the United States, which had to settle for a 2-2 draw in an exhibition against Poland in Chicago on Saturday night.
Jakub Blazczykowski scored on a deflected pass in the 73rd minute for Poland, winless in seven consecutive matches as it prepares for the 2012 European Championship. The Americans looked as if they might get the game-winner off a Stuart Holden corner kick in the 90th, but a Poland defender cleared the ball off the line, and the Americans couldn't find the net on a flurry of chances that followed.
Jozy Altidore scored his first goal for the U.S. since May 29, and Adam Matuszczyk also scored for Poland, which had lost three of its previous four games against the United States.
Though the U.S. played Brazil in August, this game marked the real start of the run-up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
U.S. coach Bob Bradley directed his first game since agreeing to a four-year contract extension following the end of talks between the U.S. Soccer Federation and Juergen Klinsmann.
# American forward Charlie Davies said he was not the driver of a car stopped for going 125 mph last weekend, but told French police he was to protect a teammate.
Davies, who nearly died in a car crash last year, told The Associated Press that Jacques Faty, his teammate at French club Sochaux, asked him to switch places and tell police he was driving because Faty thought his license was still suspended from a previous speeding infraction.
Faty said he thought police would only fine Davies, but he feared he would be jailed.
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