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Wales and U.S. play out goalless friendly draw

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SWANSEA, Wales (Reuters) - Wales were held to a scoreless draw by the United States as the sides fielded young experimental line-ups in a friendly that was short on chances at the Liberty Stadium on Thursday.

Brennan Johnson almost marked his full international debut for Wales with a goal, but his second-half effort was saved by U.S. keeper Zack Steffen.

Uly Llanez had the best chance for the Americans, who fielded 17-year-olds Yunus Musah and Gio Reyna in their starting team, firing in a 73rd-minute shot that Wales keeper Danny Ward kept out with a diving save.

Wales take on Ireland in the Nations League in Cardiff on Sunday while the U.S. face Panama in a friendly in Austria on Monday.

Reporting by Philip O’Connor, editing by Ed Osmond