U.S. men's national team blows two leads, opens 2015 with loss at Chile
The U.S. men's national team kicked off its difficult 2015 slate by dropping a 3-2 result to Chile Wednesday night.
The Americans, who debuted a 3-5-2 formation to being the game, led twice, getting a sixth-minute goal from Brek Shea only to concede four minutes later to Roberto Gutierrez. Jozy Altidore restored the advantage after a solid combination between DeAndre Yedlin and Mix Diskerud in the 31st minute, and the USA took a 2-1 edge into halftime.
Mark Gonzalez scored twice for Chile in the second half, though, with the winner coming in the 77th minute, and the U.S. failed to win for a fifth consecutive match.
The next test for Jurgen Klinsmann's side comes Feb. 8 at StubHub Center in Carson, California, against CONCACAF foe Panama.
Here's how the match unfolded:
Goalkeepers: Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile), Paulo Garces (Colo Colo)
Defenders: Juan Cornejo (Audax Italiano), Paulo Diaz (Palestino), Gonzalo Fierro (Colo Colo), Osvaldo Gonzalez (Universidad de Chile), Erick Pulgar (Universidad Católica), Jose Rojas (Universidad de Chile), Cristian Suarez (Universidad de Chile)
Midfielders: Bryan Carrasco (Audax Italiano), Gonzalo Espinoza (Universidad de Chile), Mark Gonzalez (Universidad Católica), Marco Medel (Santiago Wanderers), Angelo Sagal (Huachipato), Diego Valdes (Audax Italiano), Jaime Valdes (Colo Colo), Cesar Valenzuela (Palestino)
Forwards: Juan Delgado (Colo Colo), Roberto Gutierrez (Universidad Católica), Andres Vilches (Huachipato)
Goalkeepers: Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)
Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (Orlando City), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
USA's 2015 SCHEDULE
Jan. 28 - at Chile
Feb. 8 - vs. Panama
March 25 - at Denmark
March 31 - at Switzerland
April 15 - vs. Mexico
June 5 - at Netherlands
June 10 - at Germany
July 7-26 - CONCACAF Gold Cup