Geoff Cameron's header off a corner kick deflected off the arm of Austria's Marko Arnautovic and appeared to cross the goal line in the 17th minute before it was swatted away by goalkeeper Robert Almer.

Hungarian referee Istan Vad and his linesman failed to rule it a goal, and the United States ended a record-setting year with a 1-0 exhibition loss to Austria on Tuesday night in Vienna.

"It's a friendly game, so I'm not wanting to make a big deal out of it. But I'm still asking why we are in 2013 and not have goal-line technology," U.S coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "It's just a joke."

Austria's Marc Janko scored in the 33rd minute.

The U.S. finished the year with a team-record 16 victories and qualified for its seventh straight World Cup. Austria failed to qualify for next year's tournament in Brazil.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick to send Portugal past Sweden 3-2 and into next year's World Cup, and France overturned a two-goal deficit from the first leg and beat Ukraine 3-0 for a berth in the 32-nation field for next year's tournament. Iceland failed to become the least populous nation to reach soccer's top tournament, losing 2-0 to Croatia. Greece, Ghana and Algeria also earned berths.

  • Orlando, Fla., was awarded Major League Soccer's next expansion franchise. It begins play in 2015, along with an expansion team from New York.

    Skiing

    Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed while training in Copper Mountain, Colo., ahead of her planned return to racing following major knee surgery. U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly said Vonn was taken down the hill on a sled, which he noted was "normal protocol" in such cases.

    Kelly said he was not sure whether Vonn hurt her surgically repaired right knee in the fall at the team's speed training center.

    A spokesman for Vonn issued a statement saying she was not admitted to a hospital and instead went home to Vail to be evaluated by the doctor who performed her knee surgery. The statement didn't specify the nature of her injuries.

    Cycling

    Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen called Lance Armstrong's claim that he helped cover up the rider's doping at the 1999 Tour de France a "ridiculous story" and said he has nothing to fear from an independent investigation.

    Armstrong alleged collusion by Verbruggen during his first Tour victory in 1999 in an interview published Monday in Britain's Daily Mail.

    Pro football

    New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Sunday during a victory over the 49ers.

    College football

    A top Tallahassee official says authorities investigated allegations of sexual assault against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston immediately after a complaint was filed last year but put the case on hold because the victim later decided she did not want to press charges.

  • UCLA offensive lineman Torian White was suspended from the team after his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault.

    White was the Bruins' starting left tackle before breaking a bone and tearing a ligament in his right leg Oct. 3 during a game at Utah.

    Baseball

    Veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, is expected to contend for the closer's role.

  • Starting pitcher Josh Johnson has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres. Johnson spent his first eight seasons with the Marlins before going 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA for the Toronto Blue Jays in an injury-shortened 2013 season.