Donovan pinpoints positives for USA after 2-1 win over Turkey

LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan believes the effort by the USA national team to come from behind and defeat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday was very positive.
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LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan believes the effort by the USA national team to come from behind and defeat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday was very positive.

Bob Bradley’s men turned things around in the second half to overcome Turkey and Donovan said it was a good effort to change their game tactically to produce a victory.

“I think it took us too long to figure out how to be tactically better. What happens sometimes, when you’re not in the right places in the right positioning, when you do win the ball you can’t do the right things with it. I think our organization was a lot better in the second half and then from there we had a lot more opportunity to play,” he said.

“When you go into a tournament like this, the urgency is very apparent. Every game, every goal, every minute is magnified and very important. At the end of all this, to know that we can be down against a good team and have the ability in a very intelligent way to push the game and make it faster and be more aggressive without giving up things in the back was really good for us.”

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