Landon Donovan scored on a penalty kick in the 88th minute, lifting the United States to a 1-1 tie with Poland in the World Under-17 Youth Soccer Championships today in Auckland, New Zealand.
The tie gave the United States, which features 16-year-old Bobby Convey of Philadelphia, a 1-0-1 mark in first-round Group A play.
"They were huge," Convey said. "They had a lot of 6-footers, so they got a few more headers than us. When we kept the ball on the ground, we did OK."