The USA hit the crossbar twice but were unable to score as the U.S. Men's National Team tied Trinidad and Tobago 0-0 in their second World Cup Qualifier Tuesday night at Hasley Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.
The first 45 minutes were all Trinidad and Tobago as the hosts dominated play but were unable to create many clear-cut chances. Kenwye Jones had a few opportunities and San Jose Earthquakes forward Cordell Cato managed to split the U.S. defense before firing wide at one point, but the American defense held firm.
Luckily, the U.S. offense woke up in the second half. Right away Jozy Altidore took advantage of space outside the box to float a beautiful cross to Gyasi Zardes for an open header deep inside the box, but with goalkeeper Jan Michael-Williams flailing and the goal at his mercy, Zardes' header crashed off the crossbar.
Then off a USA corner kick, Fabian Johnson found Matt Besler near post but his header was high.
In the 63rd minute Joevin Jones, who plays for the Chicago Fire, did well to beat Tim Ream on the dribble before playing in a dangerous cross but no one could re-direct.
Late in the game the USA's superior fitness showed as the Americans pressed for an equalizer. Gyasi Zardes got on the end of a deflection inside the area but badly misplaced the volley attempt to compound a frustrating evening for the LA Galaxy attacker.
In the 78th minute, Jermaine Jones almost scored a wonder goal when his blast from 30 yard out was tipped by the T & T goalkeeper before shaving the crossbar.
That would be the last real chance as the Americans ended 2015 with a draw.