When in danger, the United States can always count on one man.
Having just conceded the equalizer, the U.S. looked like they were en route to a depressing 1-1 draw in Kingston, Jamaica. Admittedly, a draw is a fine result, but the manner in which it would have happened would have been a dent to the Americans' confidence.
But then came Brad Evans.
He collected a low cross from Michael Bradley, turned and shot at the far corner, finding it perfectly (luckily?) to send him sprinting to the corner with his jersey over his head in celebration. The U.S. had gone from elated winners to settling for a disappointing tie, to the most unexpected and dramatic of wins since Jonathan Bornstein became an honorary Honduran citizen.
The U.S. went in front through Jozy Altidore, who scored his second goal in as many matches for the Americans after going nearly two years without a goal from open play. He got on the end of a gorgeous cross from Graham Zusi and finished with aplomb to put the U.S. in front.
The 1-0 scoreline held until halftime and looked like it would hold heading into the last half hour. Both teams tired in the heat and humidity of Jamaica, but the Reggae Boyz stunned the U.S. in the 89th minute when Jermaine Beckford got free on a corner kick and equalized for the home side.
The sparsely filled Office was still celebrating their draw when Brad Evans snatched it from them.
And the United States won.
Thanks to Brad Evans.