The United States men’s national team’s World Cup qualifying hopes took a slight hit after their disastrous performance on Friday night against Costa Rica (L, 3-1).
On Tuesday, the U.S. will face traditional CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico, who is dealing with much worse problems with their qualification effort. They lost at home to Honduras, 2-1, and subsequently fired their head coach.
Against Mexico, the USMNT will need much-improved performances from many of their players to right the ship and put the U.S. back on track to Brazil and the 2014 World Cup.
Here are six of those players.