If you watched the 'Caps win in Portland today, you'll have seen that Max learned some CONCACAF shithousery while he was away with Canada, too. Deep in injury time, protecting a one-goal lead, he suffered the most phantom foot injury you're likely to see. Still, taking no chances....get the trainers out there!
Think our best scenario is for Mexico to win with cards against Lozano and Jiménez, so they miss our match.
If we've taken care of CR then we'd be ahead of the US and Panama. A draw vs Mexico would ensure we'd at least be tied on points with the US after the window. Indeed we could be in a 3-way draw for second on 14 points.
This is a dangerous set of games. If we come out of this 4th that forces us into catch-up with only 6 matches left, 4 away in Central America. And final match in Panama.
What's the tiebreaker criteria again?