US Soccer Beats Switzerland,1-0

Bradley's late goal lifts Americans
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2007 11:43 PM CDT
US' players Clint Dempsey, Freddy Adu, Benny Feilhaber and Michael Bradley, from left, celebrate their side's first goal during an Euro 2008 test game between the national soccer teams of Switzerland...   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 6 more images

(Newser) – The United States soccer team had never defeated Switzerland in their previous six meetings, but the seventh proved lucky as they emerged victorious In Basel 1-0. The visiting Americans scored in the 86th minute when a confused Swiss defense left midfielder Michael Bradley unmarked, allowing him to find the net, according to Reuters.

The Swiss were without eight starters, including their top scorer Alex Frei and central defender Philippe Senderos, but the Americans, who had lost their previous five matches, were nevertheless pleased with the result. “What is important for us is we can find the way to win games like this,” said U.S. coach and Michael’s father, Bob Bradley.