Trailing 2-0 at halftime, its record winning streak in jeopardy, the U.S. men’s soccer team never panicked. Altidore led an impressive comeback Wednesday, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist on the other goal as the U.S. rallied to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina, 4-3, in an exhibition at Sarajevo and extend its record winning streak to 12 games. It was the first come-from-behind win on European soil for the Americans.
Indeed, German-born coach Jurgen Klinsmann deserves much of the credit in the comeback, demonstrating his credentials as a world class coach with a tactical change at half-time that allowed for a better second period.
The 12-game winning streak is the longest in the world right now, and three shy of the record set by Spain in 2009. The win over 13th-ranked Bosnia was the second over a top-15 team during the run, following a 4-3 victory over No. 2 Germany on June 2 that started the streak.