USMNT suffer late defeat against Ireland in friendly international

Republic of Ireland v USA, International Friendly. Photo by Paul Currie/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9699312ap)

The USMNT suffered their first defeat under new interim manager Dave Sarachan as they conceded a 90th-minute goal to go down 2-1 against Ireland in a friendly international on Saturday.

The match also served as a farewell for John O’Shea, who ended his Irish international career aged 37, though he intends to play on in club football.

The US defeated Bolivia 3-0 last week through goals from Josh Sargent, Tim Weah, and Walker Zimmerman. For this match, a number of changes were made. Wonder-kid Christian Pulisic was left out while DeAndre Yedlin was called up.

Bobby Wood gave the US the lead with the final kick of the first half after Matt Miazga headed the ball from Will Trapp’s free-kick and Wood leaped to poke the ball into the net.

Ireland found an equalizer during the 57th minute from a corner as Graham Burke scored.

Alan Judge came off the bench to score a winner for Ireland as he beat goalkeeper Bill Hamid with a left-footed blast.