The U.S. beat Switzerland 1-0 in Basel on Wednesday and snapped a five-game losing streak that dates back to the Copa America opener.
The win is also significant because it's the United States' first victory in Europe since a 1-0 win over Poland a few months before the 2006 World Cup. Also, some young players had key roles in victory. Michael Bradley scored the lone goal late in the match. Danny Szetela sent the cross in on the match-winner. Brad Guzan played the entire second half and had a key save off a late free kick. Freddy Adu looked dangerous in his brief playing time. Maurice Edu did well in the center of the midfield.
Switzerland isn't a world power but the Swiss are a strong side who used the match as preparation for Euro 2008, which they will co-host. Beating the Swiss with a squad mixed with veterans and youngsters is important for coach Bob Bradley. With the win, Bradley is now 1-1 in Europe and now has half the number of victories his predecessor Bruce Arena did in eight years as coach of the U.S. national team.
What are your thoughts on the match? Who stood out? Who underperformed? What does this say about Bob Bradley and how significant do you think it is for him?