Portugal 1-1 USA: international friendly – as it happened

  • United States draw 1-1 with Portugal at Estádio Dr Magalhães Pessoa
  • Weston McKennie becomes third-youngest player to score on USA debut

The good news: Weston McKennie became the third-youngest player to score on his USA debut. The also-good news: the United States held the European champions to a 1-1 draw. All in all, a positive result and the Americans turn the page.

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And there’s the whistle and a half-strength US have come away with a draw against a half-strength Portugal team in Leiria. Not a whole lot to glean from this result, but a small something for the Americans to wash away the acid aftertaste of their World Cup qualifying nightmare. They gave a few young players their debuts and those players created a few nice moments. As foundations for the future go it’s modest, but it’s not nothing. Which is something.

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