USA Soccer’s Jozy Altidore Gets Red Card For Cursing At Ref
The USA Soccer team has had a bad stretch of games, but things were looking up during their international bout with Switzerland. After a closely contested match, Brek Shea was able to score on a free kick during the 45th minute.
However, Switzerland began to pick up momentum late in the second half when Jozy Altidore decided to direct some choice words at Italian referee Luca Banti. The f-bomb tirade, which was caught on camera, started when Jozy was called for a foul on Francis Moubandje.
Jozy, who was not happy with Luca’s refereeing, released a string of curse words that resulted in a red card.
As a result, USA had to play a man down for the final 22 minutes. And at the 80th minute mark, the worst possible thing happened: Switzerland’s Valentin Stocker scored the equalizer. The game ended with a 1-1 tie, making this another disappointing showing for Team USA.
As previously mentioned, this has been a really bad stretch of games for the team. They are 1-4-3 in their last eight matches and have given up 13 goals past the 80th minute in those contests. It looks like head coach Jürgen Klinsmann will have to regroup his team before their next match against Mexico on April 14.