(AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
PANAMA CITY (AP) Omar Gonzalez looked relieved as he spoke in the tunnel underneath Estadio Rommel Fernandez.
Last in the standings with a 0-2 record last week, the United States jumped to fourth with a 6-0 rout of Honduras at home followed by a difficult point earned in a physical 1-1 draw at Panama on Tuesday night.
"Well, we wanted to creep up the table, and I think we did that these past 10 days," the 6-foot-5 center back said. "We showed a lot more camaraderie. We showed a team spirit that maybe we haven't seen in a long time, and so I think we can build off this."