It wasn't the most convincing of wins, but the USA did manage to claim the full points against El Salvador at home.
What did the Americans do well to claim the victory, despite going a goal down?
While it takes guts and fortitude to come back from a disadvantage, the US team is playing with fire by continuing to give up early goals.
The CONCACAF hexagonal round has not proved to be the easy breeze of qualifying that some imagined. The top four spots are very tight - and any team that drops points could struggle for survival.
The fourth-place spot is no consolation, as a playoff against Argentina could be very likely.
What do the Americans need to improve in order to get this team back into the top form they have showed at times this year?
Who helped their cause? Who should Bob bench?
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