Jordan Morris scored in the first half of the second half, compensating for Alexander Larin’s 35-minute goal behind the poorly placed Ethan Horvath and securing a 1: 1 draw for the United States on El Salvador in wet preparation for the World Cup on Tuesday night.
El Salvador was close to ending a 30-year 19-game non-winning series when Morris entered the League of Nations’ CONCACAF in the 80th minute. Among the players on the bubble at the Morris Cup list, Larina jumped over Larina and overcame Lucu de la Torre’s center around the goalkeeper Maria González seconds after a six-minute break.
Morris scored his 11th national team goal, the first since November 2019 and the first since the left ACL tore in February 2021.
Shortly after the excavation, the players were covered in mud on a soggy field that looked like a torn recreational park. Both teams ended up one man less.
American wingman Paul Arriola was eliminated in the 70th minute, nine minutes after entering, when he performed a sliding action, which caught Larin by the shin and threw him. Mexican César Ramos, among 36 referees selected for the World Cup, immediately showed the first red card against the American from Michael Orozco in the Copa América match in 2016 for third place against Colombia.
Ronald Rodríguez of El Salvador was sent off after 79 minutes for Yunusa Musaha.
The Americans are left with only two warm-ups, exhibitions in Europe on September 23 and 27, probably against Asian rivals. The US will open the World Cup against the 18th player in Wales on November 21, four days later it will meet the 5th England in the Black Friday match and finish the first round against the 21st Iran on November 29.
Larín scored after the transition from Nelson Bonillo to the other side of the field. Larín ran through the ball and pushed past the ball and took a ball from the right angle around the right defender Reggie Cannon. Horvath left his closer fully open and the ball passed Horvatha to Larín’s sixth national goal. Horváth was so far away, he barely moved and his head dropped.
Horvath, who ran for three places in the roster along with Matt Turner, Zack Steffen and Sean Johnson, has appeared on the international stage for the eighth and first time in a year. It was his first start for a club or country since March 20 in the FA Cup quarterfinals, and the draw pointed to the Americans’ most troubled goalie pool since the 1980s. Steffen (Manchester City), Turner (joining Arsenal next month) and Horvath (Nottingham Forest) could all be the mainstays of the club when the US meets in Qatar.
The United States entered with 19 victories, one loss and six draws against El Salvador, the only defeat at Estadio Cuscatlán in the exhibition on February 19, 1992. El Salvador coach Hugo Pérez was on the pitch for the United States that night.
Cuscatlán was mostly empty after being filled with about 29,000 fans for the opening match of the World Cup qualification against the USA last September, a draw 0-0.
One night, when Christian Pulisic was captain of the United States and played with new blonde stripes in his hair, Haji Wright started in the latest competition for a place in the competition list in the competition with Jesus Ferreira, Ricardo Pepi, Josh Sargent, Jordan Pefok and Daryl Dike.
Ferreira started in a four-goal match against Grenada. at the beginning of the second half he replaced Wright and in the 51st he hit González. Ferreira kicks the ball into the open net only to make Roberto Domínguez a slip. Eight minutes later, González blocked Musah’s dotted shot.
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