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US rallies to tie Slovenia 2-2

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United States' Landon Donovan scores during the World Cup group C soccer match between Slovenia and the United States at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, June 18, 2010.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) By Hassan Ammar United States' Landon Donovan scores during the World Cup group C soccer match between Slovenia and the United States at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, June 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) By Hassan Ammar

 

 

 

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The United States rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit on goals by Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley to tie Slovenia 2-2 in their Group C match Friday.

Bradley, the coach's son, scored in the 82nd minute after picking up Jozy Altidore's header. Landon Donovan had made it 2-1 with a hard right-footed shot into the roof of the net from a tight angle three minutes after the break.

Valter Birsa and Zlatan Ljubijankic scored for Slovenia in the first half.

Birsa's left-footed drive from more than 25 yards caught U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard off-guard in the 13th minute and Ljubijankic scored on a fast break as the Americans' defense was caught napping.

Slovenia has four points in the group and the Americans have two.

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