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The United States men’s national soccer team faced off against Scotland in an International Friendly match on Saturday night in Jacksonville, Florida.The U.S. came out on top with a big win at 5-1 with the only blemish of an own goal, at the 15-minute mark.Led by Landon Donovan, the team cruised by Scotland in dominating fashion. Donovan recorded a hat trick in the match and also added an assist.The home team almost immediately got off to a perfect start as they scored in just three minutes.Jose Torres forced a turnover at midfield which led to Donovan getting the ball inside the box with a chance to score. The first shot was deflected only to find its way back to Donovan who got the rebound and put the shot into the back of the net.At the 10-minute mark, Michael Bradley came out with a laser shot from just outside of the 18-yard box that hooked just inside of the post for goal number two, with the assist coming from Jermaine Jones.The U.S. only crucial mistake came in the 17-minute mark as backline defender Geoff Cameron came into the path of a header shot from Scotland’s Kenny Miller which bounced off Cameron’s chest and rolled into the net, giving Scotland their first point of the game.