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United States vs. New Zealand, July 24

Final - United States 2, New Zealand 1

  • Three minutes into stoppage time, Zoricich scores on free kick for New Zealand. Kick redirects off wall with U.S. keeper Kasey Keller unable to change his direction. Final whistle blows before one second after restart of play.

90:00 - United States 2, New Zealand 0

  • Three minutes of penalty time added.
  • Joe-Max Moore replaces Cobi Jones on U.S. front line in 81st minute.

80:00 - United States 2, New Zealand 0

  • Ben Olsen replaces Ernie Stewart on U.S. front line in the 72nd minute.
  • Frankie Hejduk replaces Eddie Lewis in U.S. midfield in 77th minute.

70.00 - United States 2, New Zealand 0

60.00 - United States 2, New Zealand 0

  • Jovan Kirovski heads home left-side corner kick in 57th minute by Eddie Lewis for 2-0 lead. Seconds earlier, Brian McBride back-heel sets up Lewis for blast. New Zealand keeper does well to parry shot over endline for corner kick.
  • In the 52d minute, Cobi Jones chests ball down to Brian McBride whose drive is well-saved by the New Zealand keeper.

Halftime - United States 1, New Zealand 0

  • U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller touches ball only twice in first half, but makes two great saves of free kick in the 20th minute and of point-blank shot from scramble in front of net in 28th.
  • Brian McBride header accounts for only goal; he misses just wide with headers in the fifth and 32d minutes.
  • Cobi Jones offside four times in first half.

40.00 - United States 1, New Zealand 0

  • United States dominance continues until 38th minute when New Zealand presses the attack for two minutes.

30.00 - United States 1, New Zealand 0

  • United States takes lead as Brian McBride heads in pass from Jovan Kirovski in 26th minute.

20:00 - United States 0, New Zealand 0

  • U.S. dominates play.
  • New Zealand goalkeeper makes five great saves on McBride (11th minute), Kirovski (12th minute), Cobi Jones (14th minute), Ernie Stewart (15th and 18th minutes).
  • U.S. keeper Kasey Keller first touch comes with a fine stop in the 20th minute.

10:00 - United States 0, New Zealand 0

  • Brian McBride misses net with header in fifth minute.


United States: Kasey Keller, Carlos Llamosa, Jeff Agoos, Robin Fraser, John Harkes, Richie Williams, Jovan Kirovski, Eddie Lewis (Frankie Hejduk 77), Cobi Jones (Joe Max-Moore 81), Brian McBride, Ernie Stewart (Ben Olsen 72).

New Zealand: Michael Utting, Ivan Vicelich, Sean Douglas (Scott Smith 73), Chris Zoricich (captain), Aaran Lines, Gavin Wilkinson, Chris Jackson, Mark Atkinson (Ryan Nelsen 57), Mark Burton, Kris Bouckenhooghe, Vaughan Covney (Mark Elrick 62).

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