Brek Shea and Alejandro Bedoya react on Twitter to the USA's draw with Switzerland

Usa 2013 National Team

Jurgen Klinsmann's men conceded an 80th-minute equaliser to draw 1-1 in Zurich.

Despite surrendering another second-half lead, the US national team seemed pleased enough with their 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Zurich.

Orlando City SC winger Brek Shea opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time with a stunning 25-yard free-kick, before Jozy Altidore’s double booking for a poor challenge and then dissent gave Switzerland a man advantage with 22 minutes to go.

The home side made the most of it 12 minutes later, when Valentin Stoker poked in a loose ball to level up the scores and make it eight goals in eight matches that the US have conceded in the 80th-minute or later.

Unlike in last week’s 3-2 defeat to Denmark, though, Jurgen Klinsmann’s men were able to hold on for a respectable draw against European opposition, although the team have now been outscored 12-1 in the second-half of their nine friendlies since the World Cup.

Nevertheless, a few of the contributors on the night had reason to celebrate, including Nantes and ex-Rangers midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, who was the man of the match and earned widespread praise from the fans and media alike for his showing.

Goalscorer Brek Shea was also one of the better performers on the night and received plaudits from his former Stoke City teammate and compatriot Geoff Cameron, who was left out of the squad for experimental reasons.

The left-back and Bedoya also shared a moment in the dressing room afterwards with injured striker Terrence Boyd, who was allowed to link up with the squad during their time in Switzerland as he continues his rehabilitation at RB Leipzig from a ligament tear.

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