FIFA World Cup: The U.S. and Wales tie 1-1
The U.S. men's national team's first World Cup match, against Wales, ended 1-1, complicating their chances of advancing.
Christian Pulisic fed a breakaway ball to Timothy Weah, who flicked it in just ahead of Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey. The U.S.-friendly crowd roared.
The young and aggressive U.S. team dominated Wales in time of possession in the first half in Al Rayyan.
Josh Sargent's header nearly missed the post after a near Wales own-goal in a wild sequence.
In the second half, Wales pressed the U.S. defense and had a highlight-reel shot on goal saved by Matt Turner.
Late in the game, Wales captain Gareth Bale drew a penalty on U.S. defender Walker Zimmerman and scored to tie the game 1-1.
All but one of the 26 players have never played in a World Cup game before today. The team is one of the youngest in the tournament.