There are easier ways to bounce back from a bad evening than to face the Uruguay national team.
True, results in friendly matches are not a priority. Even so, the United States' 3-0 defeat to Mexico was a blow to morale, just as Uruguay's 2-1 win away to Costa Rica was a boost. It was a match that illustrated why coach Oscar Washington Tabarez is so keen to stay in charge, and will still be directing operations in St. Louis on Tuesday night.
- Replay: Stream U.S. 0-3 Mexico highlights (U.S. only)