- 27 May 2012, 12:00am
- EverBank Field
91 mins:Full Time: USA 5-1 Scotland. Inspired by a Landon Donovan hat-trick an imperious USA side thump the visiting Scots by a four goal margin. Scotland were always second best and despite Donovan grabbing three, Bradley's spectacular half-volley was the pick of the bunch.
90 mins:The ninety minutes are up.
88 mins:Miller tries a spectacular volley from a long way out but the effort sails well over the crossbar.
86 mins:Craig Mackail-Smith does brilliantly to bring down a cross-field pass but the move comes to nothing as Wallace loses out.
84 mins:Jones makes a good block as Cowie looks to drive a shot towards goal from the edge of the box.
83 mins:Berra is on for Webster and Mackail-Smith replaces Maloney.
81 mins:Lee Wallace looks to cross for Miller from the left hand side but Beckerman is well positioned to head it away.
79 mins:Castillo takes a shot on from long range but skews it horribly wide. In fact, it goes out for a throw...
77 mins:A decent string of passes from the visitors comes to nothing as Martin squanders possession in the final third.
75 mins:Scotland are simply trying to get a foot on the ball now as they work it across their back four. The USA are still pressing them high up the park though.
73 mins:Castillo is coming on now. Fabian Johnson heads to the bench.
72 mins:I have to say this is one of the finest international performances I have seen in a long time. The USA have been outstanding!
71 mins:Tim Howard is replaced by Brad Guzan.
70 mins:GOAL: USA 5-1 SCOTLAND. Its five! Yet another swift counter sees Donovan find space. Donovan looks up and picks out JONES in the middle and he nods into the bottom corner.
68 mins:Corona is on for Torres as Klinsmann makes his fourth change.
67 mins:The Americans are totally dominant now. Scotland look dejected.
65 mins:GOAL: USA 4-1 SCOTLAND. DONOVAN gets his hat-trick on his 125th start for the USA as he finishes well after a fine pass from Bradley.
64 mins:Triple change for the USA. Onyewu, Gomez and Beckerman come on. Edu, Bocanegra and Boyd make way.
63 mins:Donovan shifts the free-kick for Bradley but his powerful drive is blocked by the crowd of players.
62 mins:Johnson bursts forward and carries the ball all the way to the edge of the box before being brought down by Webster. The Americans are rampant at the moment.
60 mins:GOAL: USA 3-1 SCOTLAND. DONOVAN finds the net once again. Bradley finds Jones on the right flank and his pull back is tucked home by Donovan. That goal has been coming.
59 mins:Two changes for the Scotts. Whittaker and Martin enter the fray as McArthur and Bardsley make way.
58 mins:Torres lifts the ball into the run of Johnson in the channel but his volleyed cross is hacked away by Bardsley.
57 mins:Don Cowie looks to angle a cross into Miller but Howard comes off his line smartly to gather.
56 mins:Fabian Johnson fires in a low cross towards Donovan but Webster does well to deal with the danger.
54 mins:Better from Scotland. A good spell of passing culminates in Maloney pulling the ball back across the box but Cameron is on hand to clear.
52 mins:Caldwell has to make another last ditch tackle to deny Boyd a clear chance after some quick passing from the home side.
51 mins:Scotland are clinging onto the coat tails of the impressive Americans at the moment. They could easily be further behind.
51 mins:Don Cowie replaces Barry Bannan in midfield.
50 mins:Great interplay from Donovan and Torres before the former waltzes into the box only to see his effort come back off the post.
49 mins:Penalty claims for USA. Jones looks to pounce on a loose ball in the box and goes down under McGregor's challenge but the referee from Salvador waves away the appeals.
48 mins:Cherundulo and Jones link up well on the right hand side in another good move from America. The ball is sent across for Johnson but he can't get away from Bardsley.
46 mins:The second half begins.
45 mins:Halftime: USA 2-1 Scotland. The halftime whistle goes and the USA have a deserved lead at the break. Scotland have been second best so far but are not out of this one.
44 mins:There is so much space for the Americans on the counter. Jones runs some fifty yards through the middle of the pitch before playing a one-two with Donovan before dragging a shot wide.
43 mins:Donovan plays the ball into the box and finds Boyd but he can't direct the awkward header on target.
42 mins:Edu slips the ball into Boyd who turns on the edge of the box before firing a shot wide of the mark.
41 mins:Brown's pass for Bardsley goes astray as we approach halftime in Jacksonville.
39 mins:Donovan surges down the right hand side on the counter and centers for Boyd but he is tackled well by Webster before he can get the shot away.
38 mins:Bardsley swings the ball in for Maloney at the back post but it just drifts over the Wigan man.
36 mins:The Americans burst down the right hand side and almost create a shooting chance but Maloney is back to clear.
35 mins:Torres plays a fine ball out to Johnson on the left hand side. Johnson hooks the ball back across the box but Caldwell stabs it away.
33 mins:Good defending from Caldwell as he bravely heads away Cherundulo's cross.
31 mins:McArthur does well to earn himself a yard of space to cross from the left but the ball in is over-hit.
29 mins:Booking for Bocanegra after an emphatic body check from the US skipper that sent Scott Brown tumbling.
28 mins:McArthur loses possession cheaply and Boyd almost makes them pay but his pass for the surging Bradley is intercepted.
26 mins:USA beat Italy in Genoa last time out and are yet to concede in 2012, so if Scotland can get a result tonight they will be thrilled.
24 mins:Mulgrew finds space on the left once again but the cross is easy for Howard to gather.
23 mins:The USA win a free-kick just outside the box in a central position. Torres takes it quickly but curls it fractionally over the bar with McGregor rooted to the spot.
22 mins:Scotland are forced to scramble in defense once again but Caldwell does well to block Boyd's shot behind.
21 mins:Mulgrew spins well on the left hand side and looks to feed the run of Miller but the pass is picked off.
19 mins:Donovan crosses for Torres who tees up Bradley but this time he can only curl into the arms of McGregor.
16 mins:This is no friendly! A blistering start from both sides and now Bardsley leaves a foot in on Torres.
15 mins:GOAL: USA 2-1 SCOTLAND. Scotland strike back! In their first attack, Brown crosses for Miller and his header ricochets off Geoff Cameron and into the net.
14 mins:A misunderstanding between Maloney and Brown sees the Scots squander a decent position on the left hand side.
13 mins:Bradley almost sets Donovan in behind with a long raking pass but it just runs away from the forward and out of play.
11 mins:GOAL: USA 2-0 SCOTLAND. Michael BRADLEY sends a superb half-volley into the top corner from long range. Wonderful strike from the midfielder to cap another good American move.
9 mins:The USA break forward with great pace but in the end Donovan's cross is well blocked by Mulgrew.
8 mins:Scott Brown looks to steer the ball forward for the run of Phillips but Cherundulo tracks the run well and cuts out the pass.
6 mins:The home side are looking much more assured when they have the ball but its all a little frantic.
4 mins:GOAL: USA 1-0 SCOTLAND. The Americans punish some lackluster defending from Scotland. Jones plays in DONOVAN in the box and the Galaxy striker finishes well at the second time of asking.
2 mins:Scotland are looking to press high up the pitch in the early moments.
1 mins:The match begins. Very good crowd in at Everbank Field.
After a typically patriotic rendition of Star Spangled Banner, we are just about ready to go.
Kick off here in Florida has been delayed slightly. The players are still warming up...
Jurgen Klinsmann is without Clint Dempsey, so Jose Torres starts in an attacking trio that also includes Landon Donovan. Everton's Howard starts in goal.
USA: Howard, Cherundulo, Cameron, Bocanegra, Johnson, Edu, Bradley, Jones, Donovan, Boyd, Torres.
Craig Levein hands a debut to Matt Phillips in the midfield. Captain Kenny Miller is the lone striker with support from Wigan's Shaun Maloney.
Scotland: McGregor, Bardsley, Caldwell, Webster, Mulgrew, Brown, Bannan, McArthur, Phillips, Maloney, Miller.
Scotland are in Jacksonville as they prepare to take on the USA in this international friendly.
- 27 May 2012, 12:00am
- EverBank Field
Craig Levein suffered his heaviest defeat as Scotland manager as the United States cruised to a 5-1 win in Saturday's friendly in Jacksonville.
Landon Donovan helped himself to a hat-trick and Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones grabbed a goal apiece, with an own goal from Geoff Cameron doing little to ease what was a humiliating night for the Scots.
The hosts sit 19 places above Scotland in the FIFA World Rankings but the gulf between the two nations appeared far greater.
The result proved to be ample reward for the 44,438 fans who contributed to a record-breaking crowd for a friendly in the state of Florida.
Levein had named an attack-minded side for the clash in the EverBank Field, led by striker Kenny Miller.
Blackpool winger Matt Phillips made his international debut and Wigan's Shaun Maloney earned his first cap since November 2010.
In defence, Andy Webster made his first appearance since victory over the Czech Republic in Levein's first game in charge in March 2010.
Kick-off was delayed by more than 20 minutes but, once under way, the host nation needed just three minutes to open the scoring.
Donovan - making his 139th appearance - took advantage of sloppy defending by Phil Bardsley to lash high into the net just inside the six-yard box after seeing an initial effort blocked by Allan McGregor.
The Americans continued to pile on the pressure and they were celebrating again with 11 minutes on the clock when Jones found Bradley in plenty of space and he unleashed an unstoppable shot from 30 yards that left the goalkeeper with no chance.
However, the Scots hauled themselves back into the match when they pulled a goal back four minutes later.
Phillips found Bardsley and he picked out Miller with a long cross to the back post and the Cardiff forward's header was bundled into his own net by Cameron.
The United States still looked dangerous and Jose Torres clipped the crossbar with a free-kick from just outside the box.
The first booking of the match came after 29 minutes when United States skipper and Rangers defender Carlos Bocanegra was cautioned for a challenge on Old Firm rival Scott Brown.
The Celtic midfielder was then the victim of a crunching challenge by Jones, who escaped a booking from the referee.
The USA were hungry for more goals and were denied by the woodwork four minutes after the restart when Donovan's effort crashed off the post.
Terrence Boyd pounced on the rebound but dragged his shot wide of target.
Scotland made their first change after 50 minutes when Barry Bannan was withdrawn to make way for Don Cowie.
Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker were then both thrown into the action but hopes of salvaging the match were dealt a blow when the home side claimed their third on the hour mark.
Jones was the provider again, this time supplying the pass from the right for Donovan to coolly slot past McGregor from 10 yards.
There was worse to come for Scotland when Donovan grabbed his hat-trick five minutes later with an effort that came off the inside of the post and into the back of the net, beyond the grasp of McGregor.
Donovan then turned provider with a lovely cross for Jones to bullet a header past the Scotland goalkeeper and make it 5-1 with 20 minutes to go.
With no way back for Scotland, the home side withdrew goalkeeper Tim Howard from the action, with the gloves going to Brad Guzan for the remainder of the match.