Football: US stun Germany with late goal to win 2-1 in international friendly

US midfielder Mix Diskerud celebrates scoring the equaliser during the International friendly football match between Germany and the US in Cologne, Germany on June10, 2015. The US won the match 2-1. -- PHOTO: AFP
US midfielder Mix Diskerud celebrates scoring the equaliser during the International friendly football match between Germany and the US in Cologne, Germany on June10, 2015. The US won the match 2-1. -- PHOTO: AFP

COLOGNE, Germany (REUTERS) - The United States beat World Cup champions Germany 2-1 thanks to an 88th minute goal from Bobby Wood in an entertaining international friendly on Wednesday at RheinEnergie Stadium.

Mario Goetze put Germany in front in the 12th minute, with the hosts dominating much of the first half.

But Mix Diskerud got the equaliser against the run of play in the 41st minute for the Americans, who then controlled much of the second half.

It was the third match in three years between the US, coached by former Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann, and Germany and their coach Joachim Loew, who was Klinsmann's assistant.

The United States won a friendly 4-3 in 2013 before Germany won their World Cup group match 1-0 in 2014.

The US came from behind to beat Netherlands 4-3 in a friendly in Amsterdam on Friday.