After a commanding performance at Red Bull Arena, Jürgen Klinsmann and his band of kids lost a tough match to a strong Ecuadorian attack, with a Jaime Ayoví goal putting the South American side ahead 1-0.
This match is Klinsmann's third loss since taking over the USMNT in July, but that doesn't mean it's all gloom and doom in New Jersey tonight.
Despite the lack of goal scoring remaining a nagging problem for this side, and one costly error giving victory to the opponents, there were still many things to be optimistic about tonight.
"Klinsmann's Kids" are continuing to come into form, with Brek Shea and Danny Williams both giving solid performances, and some returning faces are showing resurgence. Among them are Oguchi Onyewu and DaMarcus Beasley, who was heavily involved toward the end of the second half.
Here are five lessons we learned from tonight's loss at the Red Bull Arena. For more thoughts and lessons worth discussing, have at it in the comments.