The U.S. men's national team secured its first victory since the return of coach Bruce Arena, beating Jamaica 1-0 on Friday in an international friendly in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
After a disappointing 0-0 draw against Serbia on Sunday, the USMNT was looking to give the fans something to cheer about. It took a while, but it finally came.
It was a stellar combination between Benny Feilhaber and Jordan Morris in the second half which saw Morris bag the winner on 59 minutes.
"I think this is a conclusion of a good three and a half-week camp. It obviously ends on a positive note," Arena said in the post-match press conference. "I thought all in all, a more challenging game for us to play than the game against Serbia ... It was a good game for me to look at our players and evaluate them."
It was a match that the U.S. dominated when it came to possession, but chances were hard to come by. With Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore starting the match on the bench, the attack lacked fluidity and precision for most of the game until Feilhaber and Morris took over.
Here's the winning goal, which was Morris' second for the national team; watch Feilhaber pull off a sick piece of skill to help him out:
Jamaica then pushed for an equalizer but the U.S. remained strong in the back to hold on for the win, using two goalkeepers in the match.
After the match, Arena praised Morris and Walter Zimmerman, FC Dallas defender, for their performances.
"Jordan Morris has made a statement. He is clearly a likely candidate for our camp in March. I thought Walter Zimmerman played very well in the centerback position," Arena said.
It's a big win for the U.S. when it comes to momentum and excitement with World Cup Qualifying resuming in March. The U.S. will next play on March 24 against Honduras in San Jose, California in World Cup Qualifying, sitting in last place in the hex after two losses to start off, which saw coach Jurgen Klinsmann fired late last year as a result.
Relive the match with our live blog below.