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Conceding late goals only a 'theme', not a 'problem' says US boss Klinsmann

USA manager Juergen Klinsmann insists his side does not have a problem in conceding late goals.

For the seventh time in eight matches, the US gave up at least a goal in the final 15 minutes of a match which had a direct effect on the outcome.

In Zurich on Tuesday night, Brek Shea put the US ahead of Switzerland on the stroke of half-time with a delightful free-kick which was perfectly placed over the wall and into the top left corner of Roman Burki's goal.

However, the US conceded in the 80th minute when Valentin Stocker poked home from inside the six-yard box to make it yet another late goal but Klinsman does not feel it is too much of an issue.

"It could be a theme but it's not a problem," Klinsmann told media after the match.

"Overall it was a very good team performance. I saw a lot of, lot of good stuff from the players."

The 80th-minute goal from Stocker added to the pair the US conceded to Nicklas Bendtner in the final seven minutes to lose 3-2 to Denmark on Wednesday night.

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