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SEATTLE -- Jozy Altidore continued his scoring run. Air Max 90 Mens Beige UK . Eddie Johnson earned a moment to remember getting a goal before his raucous home crowd that matched the hype that came with playing a World Cup qualifier in Seattle. It became a perfect night for the United States to collect three points and vault into first place halfway to another World Cup trip. Altidore scored in the first half, his third straight match with a goal, Eddie Johnson thrilled his home club fans with a score in the 53rd minute, and the United States took over first place in its World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 win over Panama on Tuesday. "Right now were having fun. But most importantly were on the same page and have one common goal which is qualifying for the World Cup," Johnson said. "Weve got one more game to put ourselves in a good position to make that happen." Altidore scored in the 36th minute on a perfect cross from Fabian Johnson, moments after a potential penalty kick for the Americans was denied. Eddie Johnson then gave the U.S. some cushion when he collected Geoff Camerons pass over the top of Panamas defence and slid a left-footed shot past Jaime Penedo less than 10 minutes into the second half. "Obviously very pleased with our performance," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "Throughout the entire game, we were in control of every area on the field. The guys did their job." The U.S. holds a two-point lead over Costa Rica and Mexico in the qualifying group in the 10-game final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region. They will host Honduras next Tuesday night in Sandy, Utah. The U.S. improved to 9-1-2 all-time against Panama and is 22-0-2 in home qualifiers since losing to Honduras in September 2001 at RFK Stadium. They are 36-1-7 since losing to Costa Rica in 1985 at Torrance Calif. The match was played before 40,847, the seventh-largest crowd for a World Cup qualifier in U.S. soccer history, in exactly the atmosphere U.S. Soccer hoped it would get by playing the qualifier in Seattle. Giving Seattle the match came with logistical obstacles -- none bigger than a temporary grass field that was far from ideal -- but a huge pro-American crowd, most of which stood the entire match, made up for the questionable surface. They were rewarded with an impressive performance by the U.S. that built off its late winner in Jamaica last Friday. The Americans (3-1-1) are two points clear of Costa Rica (2-2-1) and Mexico (1-0-5) who played to a 0-0 tie in Mexico City earlier Tuesday. The U.S. also has a game in hand on Mexico. "Best crowd Ive played in in the United States, without a doubt," midfielder Michael Bradley said. "People dont know what a difference it makes when you play in an atmosphere like this." Altidore scored for a third consecutive match after goals in wins over Germany and Jamaica. He appeared to earn a penalty kick in the 34th minute when he was chopped down in the penalty area by Roman Torres after a quick turn. Referee Roberto Garcia quickly decided he wasnt awarding a penalty kick, although replays clearly showed Torres never got the ball. Any uproar over the non-call was replaced moments later by deafening cheers. Bradley ran free through the middle of the field and played a ball into space for Johnson to run on. Johnson didnt take a touch, immediately sending a cross through the box. Penedo was forced to stay in his net with Clint Dempsey making a run to the near post and his dive to deflect the cross was late. Altidore was wide open at the back post for his 16th national team goal. "I know how forwards think. These guys live for goals. They can give the same performance, but if one game they score, in the other game they dont, theyre going to be happy when they score," Bradley said. "Hes such an important guy for our team, even on nights when he doesnt (score)." The cushion the U.S. needed came early in the second half. Cameron played a perfect pass over the top to Johnson, who timed his run to stay onside. He controlled the pass with his right foot, then deftly slid his shot past Penedos charge for his 11th career goal in World Cup qualifying. "I saw Geoff had time with the ball and it was on his strong foot. ... I knew I could make a run in behind and I like my chances running without the ball behind the defence," Johnson said. Panama nearly got an equalizer in first-half stoppage time when Luis Tejada slipped free behind the U.S. defence and scored on Tim Howard, but the offside flag was up before Tejadas shot was in the net. Panama nearly scored in second-half stoppage time, but Howard deflected Rolando Blackburns shot. Cameron and Eddie Johnson were the two changes Klinsmann was forced to make to his lineup. Jermaine Jones (concussion) and Graham Zusi (suspension) were unavailable and the U.S. changed to a 4-2-3-1 alignment to bring on Cameron and Johnson. Panama (1-1-3), which played to a 0-0 draw against Mexico last Friday at home, played without top scorer Blas Perez, who missed the game with gastroenteritis. Air Max 90 Mens Gold . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. Cheap Air Max 90 Mens UK . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. http://www.airmaxcheapmensuk.com/air-max-90-mens-camo-cheap.html . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. BOSTON -- Claude Julien decided not to give his goalie a pep talk after a pratfall in the crease handed the Rangers a goal that had the potential to turn the series around. Instead, the Bruins coach waited until after Tuukka Rask responded with 28 saves to help Boston beat New York 3-1 in Game 5 on Saturday and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. "Thats what I told Tuukka at the end of the game, You can start laughing now," Julien said after the Bruins followed their seven-game series against Toronto by avoiding a nail-biter against the Rangers. "We probably played with fire in the first round and almost got burnt," Julien said. "We knew we couldnt let our guard down (against New York). Because if we did, they would come right back at us." Gregory Campbell scored twice and recent call-up Torey Krug scored his fourth goal of the series for Boston, which will meet Pittsburgh for the right to play for the Stanley Cup. The Bruins reached the third round of the NHL playoffs for the second time since 1992. The other was 2011, when the Bruins won the sixth Stanley Cup in franchise history. Tim Thomas was in goal then, and Rasks playoff memories arent quite so fond. The 26-year-old Finn was the Bruins starter when they blew a 3-0 lead in the 2010 East semifinals against Philadelphia, giving up a 3-0 lead in Game 7 as the Flyers advanced. Boston was up 3-0 in the second-round series against New York this year, with a 2-0 lead in Game 4 when Rask tripped on a rut in the crease and flailed at a slow-moving puck as it rolled over the line. The Rangers went on to win 4-3 in overtime, forcing the series back to Boston for a fifth game. "We wanted to make sure we ended this series -- for all the right reasons," including rest for players who went to overtime in Game 7 against Toronto, Julien said. "It also gives Tuukka the opportunity to laugh about that goal." Rask made sure there wouldnt be another collapse, stopping Ryan Callahan on a breakaway with just under 10 minutes to play. Callahan split the defence and went to his backhand, but Rask turned it away with the blocker on his right arm. "As a goalie, you expect to make one or two big saves. And today it happened," Rask said. "I didnt feel bad about myself after Game 4; obviously, there was a little screw-up there with that goal. But I didnt let that bother me, and I felt like I played a decent game after that. &qquot;Coming in today, I just wanted to be rock solid back there, and give our team a chance to win the game. Air Max 90 Mens Beige. " Campbell broke a 1-1 tie in the second period, then added an empty-netter with 51 seconds left to clinch it after Henrik Lundqvist was pulled for an extra skater. Lundqvist made 29 saves and Dan Girardi scored for the Rangers, who lost to New Jersey in last years East finals. "I expected more from us, and I hoped for more," Lundqvist said. "Right now, its just an empty feeling, and disappointment. Some years you dont really have a chance to go that far in the playoffs, you just battle hard. I think this year, we had a pretty good team, but there were a few games when we didnt reach our top level. When you play a team like Boston, its going to be tough to beat them." The Rangers fell behind 3-0 in the series before winning Game 4 on Thursday night to avoid a sweep, thanks in part to two soft goals that caught Rask off-guard. They took an early lead on Saturday, but they could not send the series back to New York for a sixth game. "I watched our team fight tonight to extend this series. We get it on a big guys stick with a chance to tie it," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "So it goes. They were the better team. They deserved to win." Girardi made it 1-0 on a power-play goal with 9:21 left in first, one-timing a pass from Mats Zucarello into the net. The Bruins scored a power-play goal of their own 3:48 into the second when Krug took a pass from Tyler Seguin and hit the top of the net. Ten minutes later, Daniel Paille sent the puck to the net and it got caught up in traffic. Shawn Thornton knocked it to Campbell, who swept it in for the go-ahead goal. The Rangers pulled Lundqvist with 1:15 left, but the Bruins quickly found the empty net on a slow-rolling shot by Campbell. Notes: The Rangers had been 3-for-42 in the playoffs on the power play, but they scored on one for the second straight game ... Krejci led all scorers in the playoffs (5G, 12A) entering Saturdays game. ... Bruins D Dennis Seidenberg, who was injured in the first minute of Game 7 in the first round, returned to the lineup. Dougie Hamilton was a scratch. ... Rangers F Brad Richards, the 2004 Conn Smythe Trophy winner, was a scratch for the second straight game. ... Rangers F Derek Stepan took a puck in the face in the first period and skated off but returned a short time later. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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