Peter Vermes took a cross from Chris Henderson and cracked a volley past goalkeeper Fernando Alvez in the 26th minute to lead the United States to a 1-0 victory Sunday over the national team of Uruguay in a World Series of Soccer match.

The victory was the first for new coach Bora Milutinovic, who has been with the U.S. team for only two weeks. Milutinovic coached Costa Rica during the 1990 World Cup and led Mexico in the 1986 World Cup. Both of those nations fared well in the world soccer championships.