The United States will play Germany, Portugal and Ghana in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil.
Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time, giving United States a 3-2 win Tuesday night that left Mexico’s hopes alive and knocked out the Panamanians.
Costa Rican fans have said they will block the Americans from reaching the National Stadium on Friday.
Brek Shea’s goal in the 69th minute gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final.
Klinsmann’s doubters have been silenced, and the unconventional German coach has the Americans one step closer to Brazil and a giant leap toward finally making good on their promise.
It took 75 years, but the United States finally defeated Mexico on their home soil in dramatic fashion.
The United States beat Italy for the first time in 11 games over 78 years, a 1-0 victory in an exhibition Wednesday night on Clint Dempsey’s goal in the 55th minute.