PHILADELPHIA — Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey scored second-half goals for the United States to beat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday in the Americans' last game before leaving for the World Cup.
Arda Turan put the Turks ahead in the 27th minute on a counterattack after right back Jonathan Spector was dispossessed upfield.
Altidore tied in the 58th and Dempsey put the U.S. ahead in the 75th before a crowd of 55,407 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Landon Donovan helped to set up both goals.
"We're going to be as good as we want to be," Donovan said. "And if we play the way we're capable of playing, we can beat a lot of teams in the world."
After using mainly backups in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Czech Republic and finalizing his 23-man squad a day later, U.S. coach Bob Bradley tried something approaching a first-choice lineup against the Turks, the 2002 World Cup semifinalists who failed to qualify for this year's tournament.
"I think we accomplished everything that we would have wanted here," Bradley said. "The type of game we were in today pushed them very hard."
The Americans leave on Sunday for South Africa and meet Australia in a final warmup on June 5, one week before their World Cup opener against England.
United States: Tim Howard; Jonathan Spector (Steve Cherundolo, 46), Jay Demerit, Clarence Goodson (Oguchi Onyewu, 46), Carlos Bocanegra (Jonathan Bornstein, 75); Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark (Jose Torres, 46), Landon Donovan, Benny Feilhaber (Robbie Findley, 46); Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore (Stuart Holden, 81)
Turkey: Volkan Demirel; Servet Cetin, Gokhan Zan, Caglar Birinci, Emre Belozoglu, Hamit Altintop (Semih Senturk, 73), Arda Turan (Ozan Ipek, 90), Selcuk Inan (Mehmet Topal, 52) Sabri Sarioglu, Tuncay Sanli (Nihat Kahvechi, 77), Colin Kazim-Richards (Sercan Yildirim, 59)