USA goalkeeper Tim Howard admitted that the 2-2 come-from-behind draw against Costa Rica felt like a win.
Costa Rica took a two-goal lead through Bryan Ruiz early in the first half but USA managed to hit back in the 72nd minute through Michael Bradley before Jonathan Bornstein leveled in the final minute.
Howards said it was a feeling of euphoria when Bornstein headed home.
"It felt like a huge win, which it wasn't, it was a come-from-behind draw," the Everton shot-stopper said.
"It was just the way the crowd was tonight. They were awesome and they deserved a show. We were down 2-0 and we couldn't put anything in the back of the net. It was a lot of fun to be able to do that
"We were probably going to give a lap of honor and celebrate with our fans anyway. It just made it more special."
Howard also praised the man who managed the equalizer, Chivas USA's Bornstein.
"Guys like that work their tail off all qualifying and defend and do the dirty stuff so it's good that he gets the glory," he added.