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Friday, November 15, 20133:00 PM
Hampden ParkFriendlyESPN2,UniMasAttendance:

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 90'+1'USA
Terrence Boyd (F)
Jozy Altidore (F)
 84'SCO
Gary Mackay-Steven (M)
Craig Conway (M)
 81'USA
Chris Wondolowski (F)
Alejandro Bedoya (M)
 81'SCO
Steven Naismith (F)
Barry Bannan (M)
 72'USA
Eric Lichaj (D)
Brad Evans (D)
 69'SCO
Ross McCormack (F)
Robert Snodgrass (F)
 69'SCO
Lee Wallace (D)
Steven Whittaker (D)
 63'USA
Aron Jóhannsson (F)
Sacha Kljestan (M)
 63'USA
Mix Diskerud (M)
Jermaine Jones (M)
 62'USA
Brek Shea (M)
Eddie Johnson (M)

Starting Formations

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Scotland
1GDavid Marshall
2DAlan Hutton
5DGordon Greer
4DGrant Hanley
3DSteven Whittaker
6MBarry Bannan
8MScott Brown
7MCharlie Mulgrew
11MCraig Conway
10FRobert Snodgrass
9FSteven Fletcher
USA
1GTim Howard
6DBrad Evans
3DOmar González
20DGeoff Cameron
7DDaMarcus Beasley
4MMichael Bradley
13MJermaine Jones
11MAlejandro Bedoya
16MSacha Kljestan
18MEddie Johnson
17FJozy Altidore
Bench
12Matthew Gilks
20Ross McCormack
14Steven Naismith
15Christophe Berra
17Russell Martin
22Ikechi Anya
18Lee Wallace
16Charlie Adam
19Gary Mackay-Steven
23Craig Bryson
13James McArthur
21Scott Fox
 
19Chris Wondolowski
2Eric Lichaj
21Brek Shea
14Michael Orozco
10Mix Diskerud
9Aron Jóhannsson
12Sean Johnson
5John Anthony Brooks
15Terrence Boyd
Managers
  Gordon Strachan
 
  Jürgen Klinsmann
OFFICIALS

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Friday, November 15, 2013
3:00 PM
Hampden Park
ESPN2,UniMas

With players from both the US and Scotland national teams hoping to impress their managers ahead of key competitions in the future, neither side provided much to remember in a scoreless draw Friday in a friendly at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

In the first of two fixtures viewed as the last major chance for players to make their case ahead of the 2014 World Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann’s side trotted out a starting lineup with a mixture of first-choice players and those considered to be on the bubble to make the roster for Brazil. And they were choppy at best in the attack as the US managed just two shots on goal.

Many of the US’ best early chances came through their featured players.

A free kick from midfielder Michael Bradley, back in the lineup for the US following an injury that kept him out of the final round of CONCACAF qualifying, rebounded out to an open Jozy Altidore, but his blast was high.

In the 59th minute, Altidore had another solid look at the goal when center back Geoff Cameron got forward and left him a cross in space. But once again, Altidore couldn’t put his shot on frame.

Scotland, who will not make the trip to Brazil but are looking ahead to Euro 2016 qualifying next year, provided a much better showing under new head coach Gordon Strachan than their 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the USMNT in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 26 of last year. The Tartan Army even gave the US fits, especially early through the partnership up top of Robert Snodgrass and Steven Fletcher.

The home team’s best chance in the run of play came off a 36th-minute throw in when Fletcher split Cameron and Omar Gonzalez and fed an open Craig Conway wide open on the left wing. But Conway was not able to put his effort on frame.

Scotland also had two dangerous free kicks, both from just outside the penalty area, both by Snodgrass. His second, a bending bullet from the left corner in the 53rd minute, required a lunging save by US goalkeeper Tim Howard.

In the second half, Klinsmann was able to get a look at a number of players hoping to make their best case for Brazil with six changes.

Young forward Aron Johannsson came on in the 62nd minute and immediately made his presence known with several dangerous attempts and in the 83rd minute, his left-footed blast from the left wing required the work of Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall.

Former FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea also did well for himself, getting forward on a number of runs after coming on in the 62nd minute. In the 85th minute, he found Johansson in the open in the box on a cross from the left wing, only for the forward's rasping shot to miss wide right.

Klinsmann's team controlled much of the action late, despite never finding the winner. The best chance, a stoppage time effort by Terrance Boyd on a feed from Johannsson, was blocked before the final whistle blew.

The US will remain in Europe during the international break, returning to action Tuesday against Austria at Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna. 

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Brek Shea Had the biggest impact of all the subs, causing the Scots problems when he got into open space and creating a couple good chances late on
2 Charlie Mulgrew The midfielder was strong in his passing (54/63), did the defensive work and was key in making Scotland's midfield very much a match for their US counterparts
3 Tim Howard Didn't have much to do, but made a great shot on Scotland's best (on target) chance of the game and was good coming off his line