Mix Diskerud celebrates his 41st-minute equalizer. (Martin Meissner/Associated Press)

Five days after a stirring victory at the Netherlands, the U.S. men’s national soccer team on Wednesday stunned world champion Germany, 2-1, in a friendly in Cologne. Once again, German-based Bobby Wood scored the tiebreaking goal in the dying moments.

In last Friday’s 4-3 comeback win in Amsterdam, Wood struck in the 90th minute. This time, it came in the 87th.

The last time the United States defeated FIFA’s top-ranked team: summer of 2009, Spain at the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.

The last time the United States won at Germany: never.

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GER: Mario Goetze (Patrick Herrmann), 12th minute.

USA: Mix Diskerud (Michael Bradley), 41st minute.

USA: Bobby Wood (Brad Evans), 87th minute.


Guzan; Chandler, Alvarado, Brooks, Johnson (Evans 46th); Zardes (Morris 74th), Williams (Beckerman 46th), Bradley, Diskerud (Morales 74th); Agudelo (Yedlin 46th), Johannsson (Wood 74th).


Zieler; Rudy, Mustafi, Ruediger, Hector; Hermmann (Bellarabi 73rd), Schweinsteiger (Khedira 46th), Guendogan (Kramer 60th), Oezil, Schuerrle (Podolski 46th); Goetze (Kruse 73rd).

Goetze’s goal:

Diskerud’s goal:

Wood’s goal: