SAINT-DENIS, France — Loic Remy came off the bench to score the winning goal as France beat the United States 1-0 in a friendly on Friday, extending its unbeaten run to 16 matches under coach Laurent Blanc.
The Marseille striker chased a long ball down the right and held off defender Clarence Goodson before beating goalkeeper Tim Howard with a clinical finish into the bottom left corner in the 72nd minute.
Striker Karim Benzema and winger Jeremy Menez both squandered further chances for France.
Benzema hit the crossbar with a close-range header in the 55th minute after central defender Adil Rami had nodded on winger Franck Ribery’s corner. A minute later, Benzema forced Howard into an excellent reflex save from a curling free kick.