The U.S. turned around what would have been a disappointing result by all accounts with two goals down the stretch to earn a point in San Salvador. Frankie Hejduk was key to the comeback effort, assisting on the first goal and scoring the second after being out-jumped on El Salvador's second goal.
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Stat of Note: Frankie Hejduk's goal was the seventh of his career, and his second in FIFA World Cup qualifying. His last qualifying goal came on Dec. 21, 1996, in a 2-2 draw vs. Guatemala that -- wait for it -- was played in San Salvador. The gap of 12 years and 97 days was the longest between qualifying goals ever for a U.S. player, with Tab Ramos holding the distinction previously with eight years and 130 days between qualifying goals.