The US men’s national team walked away from Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier towards Jamaica with simply the one level, drawing 1-1 at Nationwide Stadium Independence Park.
However regardless of the mediocre efficiency and scoreline, USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter admitted the workforce is wanting again on the match ‘as an excellent end result’.
“We’re not taking a look at it as a disappointing end result. We’re taking a look at as an excellent end result. Anytime we will get some extent away from dwelling is an efficient factor and CONCACAF qualifying and I need to be very clear by saying that.
“I feel for the blokes to have their heads down as a result of we needed extra is totally pure, however this can be a level that can completely tackle the highway.”
With the draw, the USMNT concluded the November window with 4 out of a attainable six factors. They managed to achieve second place on the Concacaf desk with 15 factors in eight matches after Canada finally trumped the American facet with their 2-1 victory over Mexico on Tuesday evening in Edmonton.
Berhalter continues to evaluate the state of affairs with a glass half-full perspective.
“That was our goal of the window,” Berhalter revealed.
The US males’s nationwide workforce kicked off the worldwide break with a surprising 2-0 triumph towards Mexico to revive the well-known “dos a cero” tagline. Throughout the sport, nevertheless, Miles Robinson and Weston McKennie each reached a yellow card restrict that pressured a one-game suspension to be accomplished towards Jamaica.
Gianluca Busio and Chris Richards changed McKennie and Robinson within the roster, however the adjustments impacted the American facet on the sector. The workforce struggled towards a stronger Jamaica, who retaliated nearly instantly after Timothy Weah scored within the eleventh minute.
West Ham striker Michail Antonio wove simply by way of the American midfield and protection with nearly no resistance to attain what could also be thought-about the aim of the November window.
Even Berhalter couldn’t argue towards it.
“It is a type of objectives the place actually you simply flip round and clap your palms and say, ‘Wonderful aim, wonderful particular person effort,’ and you’ll’t do a lot about that,” Berhalter stated.
The US now goes into the brand new 12 months having secured their place earlier than the subsequent spherical of qualifiers kick off on January 27 towards El Salvador.