The United States’ men’s national team earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw against international heavyweight Uruguay in a Tuesday night friendly at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
The US men, who haven’t won since the Gold Cup semi-finals against Jamaica in early July, overcame a 50th minute Brian Rodriguez goal to earn one of their most impressive results in recent memory against FIFA’s 5th-ranked team.
The Stars and Stripes fell down 0-1 early after the LAFC forward put the South American team ahead just after halftime. The US couldn’t do much to stop Uruguay’s opener, which came on a counter.
While the Americans found themselves down, they kept on attacking Fernando Muslera’s goal until finally finding the net in the 79th minute. A lucky deflection sent the ball right to Jordan Morris in front of the goal, who beat the Galatasaray keeper to draw the game into a 1-1 deadlock.
When the whistle blew over just ten minutes later, the score remained tied and both teams went home a little frustrated.
While the USMNT might not be completely happy with Tuesday’s results, it’s undoubtedly a demonstration that the team has plenty of talent and room to grow as it looks to carry its momentum into the CONCACAF Nations League.
They’ll kick off that competition against Cuba on October 11th.