United States – Edson Buddle 9th minute
Slovenia – Tim Matavz 26th minute
United States – Clint Dempsey41st minute
United States Jozy Altidore 43rd minute
Slovenia – Tim Matavz 61st minute
The U.S. boys notched more goals in this game than they had in the previous six games, total. Slovenia vs. the U.S. is turning into a classic, with this game ending 3-2, and when they met at the World Cup in 2010, it ended 2-2 with a disallowed goal from Maurice Edu that would have made the game 3-2.
Klinsmann started both Edson Buddle and Jozy Altidore up top, after watching his team struggle for attacking impact in their friendly with France on friday. This clearly paid off with Buddle scoring early, and the team creating chances due to the numbers in attacking position. Altidore had a fantastic game against France, holding the ball up well and making dangerous runs, but not scoring. Altidore scored a penalty in this game to give the U.S. the third that saw out the three points. A well needed three points for the Jurgen Klinsmann reign as coach.
Here are the post match interviews from the US players.