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US fades in 3-2 loss at Chile, extending winless streak to 5 for first time since 2007

  • U.S. player Mix Diskerud, front right, fights for the ball with Chile's Roberto Gutierrez during a friendly soccer match in Rancagua, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    U.S. player Mix Diskerud, front right, fights for the ball with Chile's Roberto Gutierrez during a friendly soccer match in Rancagua, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. player Michael Bradley, center, controls the ball under pressure from Chile's Marco Medel, left, and Diego Valdes during their friendly soccer match in Rancagua, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    U.S. player Michael Bradley, center, controls the ball under pressure from Chile's Marco Medel, left, and Diego Valdes during their friendly soccer match in Rancagua, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. player Jozy Altidore, left, fights for the ball with Chile's Gonzalo Espinoza during their friendly soccer match in Rancagua, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    U.S. player Jozy Altidore, left, fights for the ball with Chile's Gonzalo Espinoza during their friendly soccer match in Rancagua, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

The 27th-ranked Americans led 2-1 at halftime on goals by Brek Shea in the sixth minute and Jozy Altidore in the 31st around Roberto Gutierrez's 10th-minute equalizer in the game played in Rancagua, Chile.

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann unveiled a 3-5-2 formation in his team's 2015 opener, but the Americans once again were tripped up by their habit of fading in the second half. With the defeat to No. 14 Chile, they have lost three straight games for the first time since late 2009 and early 2010, and they have one victory in nine matches (1-5-3) since beating Ghana in their World Cup opener last June.

Both teams were missing nearly all Europe-based players because the match was not on a FIFA fixture date.