Thanks to Steven Goff from the Washington Post for giving us credit on the forthcoming statistic about the U.S. home record against CONCACAF opponents. Now let us pass on the credit to the crack ESPN researcher who sent it to us, Mr. Shaw Brown. We think you'll agree it's pretty impressive:
The question often arises about which team is the best in the region, and while the numbers don’t tell the whole story, they can make a convincing argument. Without the benefit of any of the tangible and obvious home-field advantages, it’s fair to say the U.S. has been pretty tough to beat at home against their CONCACAF brethren. Since a 3-2 home loss to Honduras on Sept. 1, 2001, the United States on home soil has posted an astounding record of 37-0-10, with a walloping 106 goals for and a miserly 15 surrendered. Since we know you’re going to ask, that streak includes a 10-game unbeaten run against our neighbors to the south (8-0-2). One more thing: 34 of those games have been shutouts for the USA.