Photos: Brek Shea and Jozy Altidore have differing roles in USA draw

Jozy Altidore

Some of the best images from the US national team's 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Zurich.

The US national team let another second-half lead slip on Tuesday night, giving up an 80th-mintue goal to draw 1-1 with Switzerland in Zurich.

Former Stoke City winger Brek Shea opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time with a stunning free-kick but 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 home 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 they’ll now be left to wonder whether they could have left the Stadion Letzigrund with more were it not for Altidore’s dismissal.

Speaking to ESPN FC after the match, Klinsmann said on the ex-Sunderland man’s red: "He used some verbal words. I asked the ref, obviously -- I told the players at halftime guys you can probably do fouls, you can do certain things but never joke with an Italian referee.

"It's unfortunate but it happened. He got sent off for a verbal comment by an Italian referee."

After a match which will be remembered for Shea’s stunning strike and Altidore’s moment of madness, here are some of the best images.

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