Last Friday, with a 4-0 win against Panama , the team finally seemed to move away from its precarious position--with one game to go, the U.S. men controlled their destiny. Their opponent, Trinidad and Tobago, was, by far, the weakest team in the Hexagonal. Heading into the U.S. match, Trinidad and Tobago had lost six straight games. The team was eliminated from World Cup contention a month ago. It was the home team--the match would be played at Ato Boldon stadium, in Couva, which was flooded the day before the game. The flooding reportedly made training difficult for the U.S. team, but the Americans would not be facing a raucous opposing crowd: during the match, the stadium was half empty, with patches of fans scattered by the dozens.