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Italy vs United States | Recap | November 20, 2018

Matteo Politano struck in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time as the US national team presumably closed out the tenure of interim head coach Dave Sarachan with a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to Italy in Genk, Belgium on Tuesday.

Politano's winner was deserved for the Italians, who dominated over the majority of the 90 minutes, outshooting the US 17-3 and 6-1 in terms of efforts on Target.

Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath had been excellent for the Americans, who were on the verge of their fifth clean sheet of 2018 in what is assumed will be the final match before a permanent national team coach is named by US soccer GM Earnie Stewart. He finished with five saves.

LAFC's Walker Zimmerman had the best opportunity for the Americans, reaching a free kick at the back post during the second half and forcing Salvatore Sirigu into his only stop.

Goals

  • 90'+4' - ITA - Matteo Politano
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