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Please save us, Mexico! USMNT 2-0 down to T&T at HT

Panama v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 06: Tim Howard #1 of United States of United States kicks the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match against Panama at Orlando City Stadium on October 6, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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The U.S. national team’s already-no-good night has gone from bad to worse.

[ MORE: 3rd? 4th? 5th? USMNT scenarios on the final day of WCQ ]

Down a goal after 17 minutes (thanks to an Omar Gonzalez own goal — WATCH HERE), Bruce Arena’s side now finds itself 2-0 down to Trinidad & Tobago with just 45 minutes remaining in which they control their own 2018 World Cup destiny.

[ MORE: Gonzalez’s own goal puts USMNT down early ]

Eight minutes before halftime, Alvin Jones unleashed a thunderbolt from all of 35 yards out, catching Tim Howard in no man’s land and slow to react. At this point, it’s all in Mexico and/or Costa Rica’s hands.

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