Sep 12, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT
There is a lot of upside to qualifying out of a weaker region. Bottom line, the United States will always have good odds of safe World Cup passage.
The down side (if there is any) is this: U.S. supporters are frequently deprived of the kind of nervous nights like Tuesday, where reporters on hand all mentioned the palpable anxiety that covered Crew Stadium like some eerie fog.
Those nights may turn some hair gray, but this is what being a fan is all about. Safe to say that anybody who cares about the United States national team’s ability to arrive safely into Brazil 2014 had some jitters about all this.
Now, we can all enjoy it.
So, here are last night’s highlights of the 1-0 win over Jamaica, including those first-half saves from Reggae Boyz goalkeeper Dwayne Miller, who looked like he was having one those nights before his 65th minute slip of the glove helped turn the night.
- Why MLS was so focused on New York as the 20th market 8
- It’s official: Manchester City and the Yankees will own and operate Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team. 28
- Gareth Bale set to re-sign with Tottenham – But is it a good deal for the Welshman? 4
- Looking back at Week 6 of the NWSL season 2
- Movement in the LA Galaxy-Omar Gonzalez situation 6
- Bigger impact on U.S. soccer growth: David Beckham or Pele? (35)
- It’s official: Manchester City and the Yankees will own and operate Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team. (28)
- Portland ball kid correct to deny Mario de Luna (12)
- More on Landon Donovan and the U.S. national team roster (11)
- Notes from today’s big announcement on MLS, NYCFC the Yankees and the rest (11)
- Durant pledges $1 million for tornado victims
- Golden Super Bowl to Bay Area; LI to Houston
- PBT: Grizzlies aim to stem Spurs' momentum
- CSN: Tiger admits he and Sergio don't get along
- HBT: Yankees buying share of expansion MLS team
- PHT: Kings searching for killer instinct in Game 4
- PFT: Romo out of OTAs after back surgery
- Play Video: Premier League drama set to thrill
- Play Video: Premier League: Real English drama
- Play Video: Highlights: Union outlast Fire
- Play Video: Sir Alex says goodbye
- Play Video: Morgan committed to growth of new women's league
- Play Video: Boy with cancer, 8, scores against major league soccer team