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november 14, 2012 • 12:41 PM • last update 12:58 PM

Mix Diskerud late goal gives U.S. 2-2 draw at Russia

The United States got a valuable draw against an impressive Russia team.
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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.

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