United States 1, New Zealand 1: Unfamiliar Faces Help U.S. Men Manage a Draw Against New Zealand


United States defender DeAndre Yedlin, center, and New Zealand defender Kip Colvey battled for the ball during the first half.

Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

WASHINGTON — Julian Green scored his second goal in two matches, but Monty Patterson evened the score and forced the United States men’s national team to settle for a 1-1 draw in an exhibition against New Zealand at R.F.K. Stadium on Tuesday night.

Lynden Gooch, 20, made his debut for the team as a second-half substitute in a match played exactly a month before the Americans face Mexico to open their final round of World Cup qualifying.

Goalkeeper William Yarbrough kept New Zealand scoreless over 45 minutes in his first international start and his third appearance for the national team over all.

David Bingham could not do the same in the second half, though he could hardly be blamed for Patterson’s goal.

After forward Jozy Altidore failed to clear a corner kick aimed at New Zealand’s Michael Boxall, Patterson popped up to thump the loose ball into the net…

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