No one expected a complete crapshoot of a game in a snowstorm on Friday night, but the United States rose to the occasion and defeated Costa Rica in a game that could have easily been called off before it got started.
The United States are already in a virtual must-win situation just one game into the final round of World Cup qualifying. With no points likely at Estadio Azteca, the USMNT needs three against Costa Rica on Friday.
Every team in CONCACAF is feeling some pressure after just one game of World Cup qualifying. The United States have a must-win, Jamaica and Panama know they need points against each other, and the best game of the round is in Honduras.