The United States National Team faced a tough and demanding test against its Switzerland counterpart, as part of a friendly preparation prior to the Concacaf Nations League, losing 2-1 in a match played at the AFG Arena Stadium.
The Stars and Stripes team began the match with the right foot, because just five minutes into the game, Sebastian Lletget fished in a troubled river inside the rival area, to send the ball to the bottom of the nets after a cross on the ball standing by Giovanni Reyna.
However, the Europeans reacted quickly, matching the actions to '10 thanks to former Milan, Ricardo Rodríguez, complicating the last litmus test of the North Americans before stepping back into an international competition officially.
When things seemed destined for a draw, in '63 the Switzerland returned to do their thing against those led by Gregg Berhalter, beating goalkeeper Zack Steffen to command the match and the scoreboard, making the Americans sweat.
Now, the group of Reyna, Sergiño Dest, Weston McKennie and company will have to leave everything on the field on June 3 when they face Honduras, in the semifinals of the Concacaf Nations League, with full intention of taking the trophy to their showcases.