Landon Donovan made a scintillating return to international soccer, scoring twice as the United States cruised past Guatemala 6-0 in the team's lone warmup match ahead of the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Herculez Gomez opened the scoring in five minutes before halftime with a close-range finish. Donovan added the second less than 10 minutes after the break, converting a penalty he earned himself for his 50th international goal.
It was also a special night for Chris Wondolowski, who finally netted his first international goal in his 12th USMNT appearance, expertly finishing a deflected pass from Donovan, who scored the pick of the goals not long after, putting away a Stuart Holden cross after some fine combination play.
Wondolowski's new San Jose Earthquakes teammate Clarence Goodson found the USA's fifth as time wound down, roofing his own rebound amid a chaotic scene following a corner kick.
Holden played a big role in the Yanks' sixth, bombing a ball into Brek Shea's path, with the Stoke City winger cutting back to Alejandro Bedoya, who lashed it home.
The US will now look ahead to their Gold Cup opener against Belize at JELD-WEN Field on July 8.
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