Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler came off the bench for the U.S. Men's National Team on Friday to play 28 minutes in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Peru in an international friendly held at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
Daniel Chavez opened the scoring for Peru -- which finished third among South America's top teams at the 2015 Copa America earlier this summer -- in the 20th minute (video) before Jozy Altidore led the second-half rally by scoring twice in a 10-minute span. His first came in the 59th minute (video) on a penalty kick, initally saved by Pedro Gallese but then volleyed home on the rebound, and his second proved to be the game-winner in the 68th minute (video).
Besler entered in the 62nd minute for John Brooks and his six combined interceptions/clearances on Friday were most among all American players. The appearance, Besler's 26th of his international career, was his first for the United States since a 2-0 win over Panama on Feb. 8.
The U.S. Men's National Team, which moved up to No. 28 in the FIFA rankings this week, will next face five-time World Cup champions Brazil at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The match will be shown live on ESPN2 and will serve as the final tune-up for the CONCACAF Cup between the United States and Mexico on Oct. 10.