U.S. head to Jacksonville for final match before World Cup

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Courtesy of U.S. Soccer

Fabian Johnson scores his first goal in a U.S. soccer jersey, as the United States defeated Turkey 2-1 in the second game of the U.S.’s Send-Off Series before heading off to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Johnson scored the first goal of the game in the 26th minute, giving the Red, White and Blue a 1-0 lead early in the match.

U.S. captain Clint Dempsey extended the U.S.’s lead to 2-0 in the 52nd minute, after he tapped in a deflection off the Turkish defender.

Turkey got their lone goal of the game in the 90th minute, when Geoff Cameron was called for a handball in the box and Selcuk Inan put the penalty kick into the back of the net.

The Boys in Blue will now travel to Jacksonville, Fla. where they will play their final game of the Send-Off Series before heading to Brazil, where they will face what many are calling “The Group of Death.”

The U.S. take on Nigeria on Saturday, June 7th at Everbank Field, with kick-off scheduled for 6 p.m. Nigeria will be the first and only World Cup team that the USMNT will face before heading to Brazil.

It’s worth noting that the USMNT has never gone 3-0 during a World Cup Send-Off Series.

Following the final friendly against Nigeria, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his squad will head to Brazil, where they will prepare for their June 16 World Cup opener against Ghana.