Switzerland prove no respite for USA’s late-game woes

A late goal has once again proved the undoing of Jürgen Klinsmann’s US side, who depart Zürich with no answer to their end of games troubles. At least this time it wasn’t a fatal blow.

Klinsmann is using the year between World and Gold cups to rebuild his side, though his two major changes for this clash against Switzerland, ranked 12th in the world, were both forced on him. Fabian Johnson was a late omission due to “illness”, replaced by fellow Ger-merican Alfredo Morales. Aron Johansson’s toe infection allowed young LA Galaxy attacker Gyasi Zardes to be pushed forward, opening space in the midfield for Danny Williams to get his first start in over two years. In defense, Greg Garza made way for Brek Shea.

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