ZURICH – Jozy Altidore was ejected in the 68th minute for a foul and mouthing off at the referee, and the United States gave up another late goal in a 1-1 tie against Switzerland on Tuesday night.
Brek Shea scored in the 45th minute, the first free-kick goal for the Americans since Altidore in August 2013. The game turned when Altidore fouled Francois Moubandje from behind, then said something to Italian referee Luca Banti and was shown a red card.
Switzerland tied it in the 80th following a short corner kick. Granit Xhaka crossed into the penalty area, and defenders Timmy Chandler and Alfredo Morales both tried to head the ball away. It bounced off them and to the turf, and substitute Valentin Stocker scored from 2 yards against goalkeeper William Yarbrough, who came in at the start of the second half for his national team debut.
The Americans have one win in their last eight games and have been outscored 12-1 during the second half since the World Cup. In its last 13 matches, the U.S. has conceded 13 goals from the 80th minute on.