The Norwegians included six men currently with English clubs - Henning Berg, Roger Nilsen, Erland Johnsen, Tore Pedersen, Lars Bohinen and Jostein Flo - and it was a former Leeds player, Frank Strandli, who gave his country the lead just before half-time. The States, who were unable to include any of their Europe-based players, levelled with a header from Marcel Balboa in the 54th minute. Jones knocked in the winner after the goalkeeper, Frode Grodas, could not hold a shot from Claudio Reyna, who was making his international debut a month after leaving college.
In Japan, Verdy Kawasaki won the first J League title with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Kashima Antlers in the championship play-off. Zico, Antlers' Brazilian veteran, was sent off in yesterday's second leg, which finished 1-1.
In the Spanish league, a current Brazilian international, Romario of Barcelona, was sent off in the second half of a 0-0 draw at Seville, for punching the home side's Argentine international, Diego Simeone. Deportivo La Coruna, 3-1 winners at Valencia, lead the table by three points from Barcelona.
Johnny Metgod, the 35-year-old former Tottenham and Nottingham Forest midfielder, is to retire from playing for Feyenoord to become youth-team coach.Reuse content