The U.S. defense got undressed yet again and Marco Pappa took advantage. He came flying in and knocked a shot at goal that looked like a sure equalizer, but Howard made a brilliant save to keep the ball out. Carlos Ruiz followed by getting to the rebound, but he managed to sky it well over the goal under no pressure. The Americans breathed easily again, knowing that Howard and some horrible finishing by Ruiz was all that kept them in front.
This is hardly the first time Howard has saved the U.S. He has made a career of saving his team time and time again, especially on the road in CONCACAF and he has done it again.