It’s shaping up to be quite the year for Brek Shea.
It’s hard to argue the impact Jozy Altidore’s 68th-minute ejection had in the US national team’s friendly Tuesday against Switzerland.
Just 12 minutes after the big striker was sent off, Switzerland nabbed the equalizer on a Valentin Stocker goal in what ended as a 1-1 draw at Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich.
It was a familiar refrain for the US national team heading into the locker room at halftime of Tuesday’s friendly against Switzerland at Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich.
The Yanks led 1-0 on a beautifully taken Brek Shea free kick, the ninth straight match they’ve scored a goal in the first half and the fifth time they’ve led at the break in that span.
Unfortunately for the Red, White and Blue, the second half played out in very familiar fashion, as well.
The report cards came back with considerably brighter marks for most after the US national team settled for a respectable 1-1 draw away to Switzerland despite losing Jozy Altidore to an impetuous red card midway through the second half.
The USMNT gave up their eighth goal at the 80-minute mark or later in the last eight games. Since the World Cup, they've been outscored 900-1 in the second half. Over the last 12 months, they've played 16 games, and given up a goal past the 75th minute in 12 of them – including three of four World Cup games.
The US men’s national team dropped another result in the final minutes on Tuesday, giving up one more late goal – this one in the 80th minute – to draw Switzerland 1-1 in a friendly played at Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich.
Cyle Larin’s first career goal for his national team was the icing on the cake Monday, as Canada breezed to a 3-0 victory over Puerto Rico in a friendly in Bayamon.
Switzerland vs. USA
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, noon ET
Stadion Letzigrund; Zurich, Switzerland
Watch on FOX Sports 1, UniMás, UnivisionDeportes.com