USA match-winner Brad Evans admits he was simply happy to take an opportunity for the national team.
The Seattle Sounders midfielder scored an injury-time winner as a right-back as the US beat Jamaica 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Kingston on Friday and was delighted to have contributed so heavily to Juergen Klinsmann’s side’s success but admitted it was just a start.
“It’s just an opportunity. I think I’ve been telling myself that each game brings a new opportunity and it’s up to me if I stake my claim, I guess,” he said.
“I think I’ve done a decent job the first two games and obviously I can do better on a number of occasions, but that will come in time playing the position, learning the position.
“It’s a different level. It really is. You don’t notice it looking on the outside. You think, ‘Oh it’s easy to play. It’s easy and this or that or the other. It’s Jamaica. Why aren’t they getting results there?’
“Playing with these guys, the wealth of experience and talent, it’s really special, but it’s not much farther off than what we’re seeing in MLS. I think everyone will be the first to tell you it’s still a different level, but you settle in quickly. When you’re playing with good players it makes you that much better.”