When the United States host Panama in Seattle on Tuesday night, it will be a brilliant opportunity for the United States to go atop the group with half of their Hexagonal games in the bag.
In other words, anything less than a win will be a major disappointment and a golden chance wasted. It may be far from a must-win situation, but three points on Tuesday would put the team in a very comfortable position to qualify for the World Cup.
After four games, the United States are in solid position on the table, considering four of their last six games are at home. Here's the current table: