On a night that featured the international debuts of four players, old standbys Joe-Max Moore and Eric Wynalda combined for all three goals in a 3-1 U.S. win over El Salvador in an exhibition at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Jason Kreis, one of the young stars of MLS with the Dallas Burn, and David Wagner, a German product (Schalke 04 of the Bundesliga) who holds an American passport, started for the United States, while Olympians Miles Joseph and Frankie Hejduk made second-half appearances.
MLS stars Mauricio Cienfuegos and Raul Diaz Azrce played for El Salvador in the first game since Armando Contreras took over as national team coach.
Aug. 30 in Los Angeles
USA 3 El Salvador 1. Goals: Moore 3, pen. 88, Wynalda 61; Lazo 59.
USA -- Friedel, Agoos, Lalas, Caligiuri, Harkes (Sorber, 64), Moore, Ramos, Kreis (Lassiter, 46), Jones (Joseph, 89), Wagner (McBride, 46), Wynalda (Hejduk, 64).
El Salvador -- Sanchez, Osorio, Batres, Rodriguez, Castro, Rivera (Renderos, 82), Diaz Arce (Menjivar, 70), Cerritos, Cienfuegos (Medrano, 65), Lazo (Quintanilla, 86), Sanabria.
Yellow cards: USA -- Lassiter 51, Sorber 81; Batres 22, Castro 40.
Referee: Patlak (USA).