Mix Diskerud scored his first international goal in the third minute of injury time, giving the United States a 2-2 draw against Russia on Wednesday in a friendly at Krasnodar.
Michael Bradley, who scored in the 76th minute, sent a long ball into the penalty area toward Terrence Boyd. Diskerud, who had entered in the 87th minute, pounced on the rebound and scored with a right-foot shot that goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov got a hand to.
Michael Bradley had scored the first in the 76th minute on a superb volley from outside the box that hit the left post and bounced back into the net.
Russia had gotten an early lead in the 9th minute as Fedor Smolov took advantage of a mistake in the American defense to give the team led by Fabio Capello a 1-0 advantage.
After Bradley had gotten the equalizer, Russia again went aheadin the 84th minute on a penalty kick by Roman Shirokov.
As the time wound down it seemed Russia would get a deserved win before Diskerud got the game winner in added time.
The 22-year-old, whose mother is from Arizona and who grew up in Norway, was playing just his third game for the U.S.
- Alexander Kokorin of Russia (front) fights for the ball with Jermaine Jones of the U.S during their international friendly soccer match in Krasnodar November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Vitaliy Timkiv (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) Photo: REUTERS
- Igor Denisov of Russia (R) fights for the ball with Joshua Gatt of the U.S during their international friendly soccer match in Krasnodar November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Vitaliy Timkiv (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) Photo: REUTERS
- The friendly saw three players leave with injuries within the first 15 minutes. Photo: Getty Images
- The Russian side managed by Fabio Capello controlled much of the match. Photo: Getty Images
- Fabio Capello and Jurgen Klinsmann stand side by side on the sideline. Photo: Getty Images
- Tim Howard's clear saves kept the United States in the game. Photo: AFP