CARSON, Calif. (AP) – Steve Birnbaum headed home the tiebreaking goal on Michael Bradley’s corner kick in the 90th minute, and the U.S. men’s national team opened its 2016 schedule with a 3-2 exhibition victory over Iceland on Sunday.
Jozy Altidore and Michael Orozco scored tying goals before Birnbaum knocked in the late winner to cap an entertaining start to the Americans’ season.
Orozco’s header evened it in the 59th minute of the Americans’ first game back from a rough 2015 that included a 2-5-1 finish.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s team is preparing for World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala in March, and he fielded a lineup mixing World Cup veterans with four players making their U.S. debuts.
Birnbaum, a Southern California native playing for D.C. United, had a goal and an assist in his second U.S. appearance.
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