Fabian Johnson

Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition

Adjusting to altitude and blending in players returning from injuries produced an uneven game for the United States.

Christian Pulisic scored early in the second half, defender John Brooks limped off with a hip injury and the Americans played a 1-1 exhibition tie against Venezuela on Saturday night, a warmup for a pair of World Cup qualifiers next week.

Jose Manuel Velazquez put Venezuela ahead in the 29th minute, but the 18-year-old Pulisic tied it in the 61st with his fifth goal in 15 international appearances.

"It's a perfect having a game at this time," U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. "Maybe it's a little quick and all, but I think it's perfect. We...