The 30-year-old shot-stopper produced a number of crucial saves to help Jurgen Klinsmann's men earn a shock 2-1 win on Wednesday night.
Five days after shocking the Netherlands 4-3, the US national team secured another upset victory over major European opposition, beating world champions Germany 2-1 in Wednesday night’s friendly clash in Cologne.
The hosts took the lead in the 13th-minute when Mario Gotze capitalised on some poor US defending, but Mix Diskerud equalised just before half-time after finishing captain Michael Bradley’s superb cross-field ball with a well-taken chest and volley.
Jurgen Klimsmann’s men mustered just two shots on target after the break but somehow managed to control the possession against the world’s number one-ranked team and eventually made the breakthrough in the 88th-minute through substitute Bobby Wood.
Having come on to net a stoppage-time winner against the Dutch, the Erzgebirge Aue striker repeated his heroics at the RheinEnergieStadion, receiving Brad Evans’ through ball on the edge of the box before turning a defender and launching a long-range blast into the net.
His second straight late winner resulted in the eight-time capped forward stealing most of the headlines after the match but several other members of Klinsmann’s side could hold their heads high on the night, including goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
The Aston Villa custodian has endured a tough few months after being benched during the Premier League run-in but he put those troubles aside to produce an outstanding showing, pulling of a number of crucial saves to help keep his side in the game.
Set to start at the summer’s Gold Cup, USA fans can feel confident of their chances with him between the posts if he can recapture his past Villa form and, based on the Twitter reaction to his performance, there are few concerns at this point.
Brad Guzan is filling in pretty nicely for that other bald guy.— DJ Bun (@ben_johnson2015) June 10, 2015
Sherwood is so wrong re: Guzan it's ridiculous. Another really solid game.— Ryan Walmsley (@walmsleyr) June 10, 2015
Guzan was the real MVP at the end— Kristen Falcinelli (@kefalc) June 10, 2015
Guzan is proving each game he's the best replacement for Howard— Ricky Lopez (@NoGCardNoProb) June 10, 2015
Can we just appreciate how amazing Guzan has been today? Team is in good hands when Howard retires.— WestCoastKing (@WestCoastKing) June 10, 2015
Guzan gets his revenge on Ozil for the FA Cup— Sa'ad(Davids) (@SaaidWarsame) June 10, 2015
Guzan basically playing 1 on 11.— Andrew (@HuskerPower66) June 10, 2015