CARSON - Teal Bunbury's 74th
minute penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw for the United States in a
low-key friendly international against Chile at the Home Depot
Center on Saturday.
With both teams shorn of leading players on club duty in
major European leagues, the sides were made up of youthful,
domestic-based squads, who took a while to gel in a tentative
However, the game settled in the second half and striker
Esteban Paredes gave the visitors a 1-0 lead with a smart volley
in the 52nd minute after Marvell Wynne had misjudged a cross.
The Chilean goal spurred the United States and the double
introduction of Juan Agudelo and Bunbury in the 59th minute had
an immediate impact for the hosts.
Agudelo was tripped by Sebastian Toro in the box to draw a
penalty, which Bunbury successfully converted when he sent the
keeper the wrong way.
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