Before playing El Salvador in the CONCACAF quarterfinals at M&T Bank Stadium, U.S. midfielder Mix Diskerud had some painful memories of last summer's 3-3 tie with the Central American team in the Under-23 Olympic qualifying team.
The tying goal came four minutes into added time and cost the U.S. a spot in the London Games.
Diskerud, playing with the U.S. national team this year for the first time, said after Sunday's 5-1 win that he still thinks about last summer's game. It doesn't help that a teammate from his club team in Norway, Jaime Alas, constantly sends him a reminder.
"You have it in the back of your head, but I have a...