KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jurgen Klinsmann believes the United States' daredevil escape Friday night can be a defining moment as he seeks to prepare the Americans for the World Cup.
Qualification for Brazil next year still needs to be clinched, but Klinsmann is convinced that the 2-1 road victory over Jamaica, courtesy of Brad Evans' dramatic late winner, will give his players a much-needed injection of belief in their ability to overcome adversity.
American hearts looked to have been broken when Jamaica grabbed a late equalizer. That merely set the stage for a final rally that took the U.S. to second place in the CONCACAF qualifying group.
"For every team, when you concede in the last minute and add another one, it helps them realize that if you get a knock you can correct it right away," Klinsmann said. "At least give it a shot. That energy they showed, that reaction, that is what you want to see. Every experience like that helps the players.
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