The United States has made a habit of reaching a plateau of sorts, then crossing its fingers and hoping for the right results elsewhere. It hasn't earned "comfortable" yet, and likely won't for a while. The result was adequate, and the qualifiers of fatigue, weather, and opponent were made enough during the broadcast that I don't have to. But to consider a 1-0 loss a "good" loss — especially one in which you rarely threaten to score — is the mindset of a less ambitious nation. Take the result, take your medicine and move on.