Scotland and USA cancelled each other out in a largely uninspiring friendly draw at Hampden Park.

The Scots were looking to record a third successive win for the first time since 2007.

But Robert Snodgrass's free-kick, brilliantly saved by Tim Howard, was as close as they got to achieving that.

Aron Johannsson forced an equally excellent save from David Marshall late on before Grant Hanley somehow stopped Jozy Altidore converting the rebound.

A winner for the visitors at that stage would have been harsh, but Johannsson flashed another shot narrowly wide as USA found some late impetus.

Only 18 months ago, Scotland were thrashed 5-1 by the same opponents, but though USA are ranked 13th in the world - 22 places above the Scots - a similar outcome was never on the cards.

Though Scotland lacked the verve and tenacity that has characterised recent performances under Gordon Strachan, they did look the better team for the majority of the 90 minutes.

Equally, though, when Howard managed to claw that Snodgrass free-kick over the bar, it was the only time he was properly tested in the match.

He scrambled down to his right to gather a Charlie Mulgrew shot on the turn early in the second half, but in truth the save was a comfortable one.

Shortly afterwards, Altidore smashed a drive just wide of Marshall's goal, which until then had also been untroubled.

The few second-half chances at least allowed for some excitement compared to the insipid fare on show in the opening 45 minutes.

Little to write home about....

      USA's Brad Evans and Scotland's Steven Fletcher
  • There were three shots on target in this match and the visitors had two of them.

Craig Conway - handed a rare start for his country - failed to take what was the best first-half opportunity.

Played in on the left of the box by Steven Fletcher, the Brighton winger snatched at the chance and his shot bounced into the side-netting with Howard exposed for the first time.

The only other opening of any note in an otherwise unremarkable first period came from a set-piece.

When Fletcher was fouled just outside the box, it looked the ideal situation for any of Scotland's gifted left-footers.

Mulgrew took responsibility, but his curling effort flew a foot or so over Howard's bar.

Both sides had half-hearted penalty claims correctly waved away and ultimately the goalless scoreline was an accurate reflection of the match.

The countries now move on with very different preparations - the USA on the road to Brazil, the Scots with a longer-term plan of reaching Euro 2016.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (10)

Scotland

  • 01 Marshall
  • 02 Hutton
  • 03 Whittaker (Wallace - 69' )
  • 08 Brown
  • 05 Greer
  • 04 Hanley
  • 06 Bannan (Naismith - 81' )
  • 07 Mulgrew
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 10 Snodgrass (McCormack - 69' )
  • 11 Conway (Mackay-Steven - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Gilks
  • 13 McArthur
  • 14 Naismith
  • 15 Berra
  • 16 Adam
  • 17 Martin
  • 18 Wallace
  • 19 Mackay-Steven
  • 20 McCormack
  • 21 Fox
  • 22 Anya
  • 23 Bryson

USA

  • 01 Howard
  • 06 Evans (Lichaj - 72' )
  • 07 Beasley
  • 13 Jones (Diskerud - 63' )
  • 03 González
  • 20 Cameron
  • 11 Bedoya (Wondolowski - 81' )
  • 04 Bradley
  • 17 Altidore (Boyd - 91' )
  • 16 Kljestan (Jóhannsson - 63' )
  • 18 Johnson (Shea - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Lichaj
  • 05 Brooks
  • 09 Jóhannsson
  • 10 Diskerud
  • 12 Johnson
  • 14 Orozco
  • 15 Boyd
  • 19 Wondolowski
  • 21 Shea

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

1 2

Corners

4 4

Fouls

6 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Scotland 0, USA 0.

90:00 +2:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Scotland 0, USA 0.

90:00 +2:00

Attempt blocked. Terrence Boyd (USA) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aron Jóhannsson.

90:00 +0:38

Foul by Chris Wondolowski (USA).

90:00 +0:38

Scott Brown (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, USA. Terrence Boyd replaces Jozy Altidore.

89:33

Foul by Jozy Altidore (USA).

89:33

Grant Hanley (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:01

Offside, Scotland. David Marshall tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

88:47

Foul by Aron Jóhannsson (USA).

88:47

Alan Hutton (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:29

Foul by Brek Shea (USA).

87:29

Ross McCormack (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:20

Attempt missed. Aron Jóhannsson (USA) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brek Shea.

83:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Gary Mackay-Steven replaces Craig Conway.

82:12

Attempt saved. Aron Jóhannsson (USA) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, USA. Chris Wondolowski replaces Alejandro Bedoya.

80:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Steven Naismith replaces Barry Bannan.

75:47

Corner, USA. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

74:02

Foul by Brek Shea (USA).

74:02

Barry Bannan (Scotland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

72:30

Delay in match Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) because of an injury.

71:58

Foul by Mix Diskerud (USA).

71:58

Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, USA. Eric Lichaj replaces Brad Evans.

71:08

Foul by Aron Jóhannsson (USA).

71:08

Craig Conway (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Lee Wallace replaces Steven Whittaker.

68:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scotland. Ross McCormack replaces Robert Snodgrass.

68:24

Brek Shea (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:24

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland).

64:28

Foul by Brek Shea (USA).

64:28

Alan Hutton (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, USA. Aron Jóhannsson replaces Sacha Kljestan.

62:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, USA. Mix Diskerud replaces Jermaine Jones.

61:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, USA. Brek Shea replaces Eddie Johnson.

59:16

Corner, Scotland. Conceded by DaMarcus Beasley.

58:16

Attempt missed. Jozy Altidore (USA) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Geoff Cameron.

56:28

Corner, USA. Conceded by Alan Hutton.

54:13

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Scotland) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner.

53:51

Corner, Scotland. Conceded by Omar González.

52:48

Corner, Scotland. Conceded by Tim Howard.

52:41

Attempt saved. Robert Snodgrass (Scotland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

52:02

Foul by Geoff Cameron (USA).

52:02

Steven Whittaker (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:57

Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (Scotland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan following a set piece situation.

48:13

Foul by Brad Evans (USA).

48:13

Craig Conway (Scotland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:37

Attempt saved. Jozy Altidore (USA) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sacha Kljestan.

45:00

Second Half begins Scotland 0, USA 0.

45:00 +0:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Scotland 0, USA 0.

44:17

Foul by Geoff Cameron (USA).

44:17

Robert Snodgrass (Scotland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:22

Attempt missed. Alan Hutton (Scotland) right footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew.

41:13

Foul by Sacha Kljestan (USA).

41:13

Scott Brown (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:35

Attempt blocked. Barry Bannan (Scotland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew.

36:51

Sacha Kljestan (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:51

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland).

35:00

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Scotland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Steven Fletcher.

34:02

Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (Scotland) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Scott Brown.

32:04

Corner, USA. Conceded by Gordon Greer.

31:09

Corner, Scotland. Conceded by Omar González.

28:49

Foul by Alejandro Bedoya (USA).

28:49

Steven Whittaker (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:35

Foul by Eddie Johnson (USA).

27:35

Grant Hanley (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:56

Offside, USA. Michael Bradley tries a through ball, but Alejandro Bedoya is caught offside.

23:20

Attempt missed. Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

22:25

Foul by Omar González (USA).

22:25

Steven Fletcher (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:15

Eddie Johnson (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:15

Foul by Barry Bannan (Scotland).

20:37

Foul by Omar González (USA).

20:37

Steven Fletcher (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:53

Foul by Geoff Cameron (USA).

19:53

Barry Bannan (Scotland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:04

Foul by Sacha Kljestan (USA).

19:04

Scott Brown (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:27

Corner, USA. Conceded by Steven Whittaker.

17:07

Hand ball by Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland).

13:53

DaMarcus Beasley (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:53

Foul by Alan Hutton (Scotland).

13:11

Foul by Jermaine Jones (USA).

13:11

Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:37

Attempt missed. Jozy Altidore (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sacha Kljestan with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

11:54

Jozy Altidore (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:54

Foul by Grant Hanley (Scotland).

10:44

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Scotland) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross.

8:51

Attempt missed. DaMarcus Beasley (USA) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jermaine Jones.

6:57

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Scotland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

2:20

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Scotland) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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