Brek Shea defined the first half with an amazing strike of a free kick. That put the United States up 1-0 on the young, talented Switzerland side. Jozy Altidore changed the game with a double-yellow in the 68th minute forcing the Americans to play the second half down a man. Playing down that man the US couldn't hold the Swiss off the board.
Former Seattle Sounders HGP DeAndre Yedlin entered in the 76th minute. DeAndre took over for Alejandro Bedoya as a midfielder in the 4-4-1. First ever Mexican born and American raised US National Team player keeper William Yarbrough (Club León) couldn't stop the Swiss from scoring on a set-piece a few minutes later.
Potential Sounders HGP and Stanford student Jordan Morris subbed on for Gyasi Zardes at the 89th minute. Morris only had three touches. It was Morris' second appearance for the full National Team.
Yedlin applied some defensive pressure and gathered seven tracked actions. Seattle's influence on the match as minimal.
Instead it was the Brek show.
He was more than just a set-play magician. Shea showed well defensively and was generally good in distribution.
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