It's time for the United States to either figure it out or call it a day. Beat El Salvador and go on to the semifinals, where a win qualifies for the Olympics, or lose and close up shop. That is it and there is nothing else to it at this point.
With a win absolutely necessary, head coach Caleb Porter has made a couple changes to his team. Zarek Valentin sits and Kofi Sarkodie comes in, although that's not a major change since Sarkodie did play in the Americans' first match. The bigger changes come in the midfield and up top, where Jared Jeffrey has been dropped for Amobi Okugo and Terrence Boyd is getting the nod ahead of Teal Bunbury. Again, though, neither change is a shocker considering how poor Bunbury was last match and the need to add some steel to the midfield, which Okugo does.