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World Cup: U.S. vs. Slovenia: U.S. rallies for 2-2 tie

June 18, 2010 |  8:55 am

Second-half scores by Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley erased a two-goal deficit and gave the U.S. a 2-2 World Cup draw with Slovenia on Friday, keeping alive the Americans' hopes of advancing to the second round.

With the tie, Slovenia remains atop the group standings and is on pace to advance as well. Depending on the result of England's game with Algeria later Friday, the U.S. would need a win next week over Algeria and some help from Slovenia, which finishes group play against England, to advance.

The U.S. opened the World Cup with a 1-1 draw against England.

Bradley's heads-up goal, which came in the 82nd minute as he was trailing a play, gave the U.S. the tie.

-- Kevin Baxter in Johannesburg, South Africa