Switzerland cut its luck by beating the United States 2-1 in an international friendly on Sunday, and making a successful start in their preparations for the European Championship.
The homeowners, who are competing in Group A at Euro 2020 with Italy, Turkey and Wales, came from behind to defeat a young American team that had many chances to win the match as they looked to the final stages of the CONCACAF Nations League in Colorado. .
Substitute Stephen Zuber scored the winning goal in the 63rd minute after the Swiss won in an intermittent display in the first half and took advantage of some weak American finishing touches to continue his unbeaten streak this year.
Sebastian Litgett put the visitors ahead five minutes later with a superb shot from the penalty area after Switzerland failed to clear a Giovanni Reina pass.
Their lead lasted only five minutes before Swiss left-back Ricardo Rodriguez struck the net with the help of deflectors from Reggie Cannon.
Rodriguez could have scored the second goal, but scored a penalty kick shortly before half-time after Dutch-born full-back Sergino Dest touched the ball.
Litgate, Dest and Joshua Sargent had chances for visitors in the first half, leaving veteran Swiss goalkeeper Jan Somer busy.
After the break, US goalkeeper Ethan Horvath was in the thick of it, giving Brill Empolo two good chances to score, while Remo Freueller and Harris Severoviش had suffered bad defeats in the past ten minutes.
Switzerland will then meet its smaller neighbor, Liechtenstein, in St. Gallen on Thursday, before starting their European championship campaign against Wales on June 12 in Baku.
The United States will meet Honduras in the CONCACAF Nations League semi-finals in Denver on Thursday and meet Mexico or Costa Rica in the final or third match.
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