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Re-Living USA v Switzerland from Detroit, '94 World Cup


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The U.S. men's national team meets Switzerland in a friendly Tuesday that, in the grand scheme of things, means little for both teams. When they met in 1994, however, the stakes were considerably different. 

The USA played its opening match of the 1994 World Cup that it hosted against Switzerland at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan and earned its first point in a World Cup in 44 years with a 1-1 draw. Eric Wynalda's sublime free kick just before halftime matched Georges Bregy's goal six minutes earlier, setting the table for the epic 2-1 win over Colombia that ultimately was enough to see the Americans through to the knockout stage.

Alexi Lalas goes into detail about how important that World Cup was for U.S. Soccer here, and you can re-live that memorable 1994 draw with the following photos.