I love to give Gregg shit, mainly cause it's easy to give him shit. Realistically though the US are a showing against Panana away from a great first 6 games out despite the adversity. The bigger problem for the US is the midfield teams are also putting up some points as well with everyone having at least 2 draws. Canada has done well to get on 10 points ditto Panama on 8 when they've both played US and Mexico and each other.
If you look at the points per game the US just being under 2 is fine. That would extrapolate out to about 25 points. Which would make it hard to end up on the outside of the Top 3. But there's still 2 matches with Mexico at a time when they cannot take their foot off the gas. I think after November window we would have a clearer picture where everyone stands.
Costa Rica has Honduras and @Canada
Panama has El Salvador and @Honduras
Canada has Costa Rica and Mexico
US of course has Mexico and @Jamaica
Mexico @US and @Canada
I think there is a chance Panama is ahead of Canada after the window as I can easily see them pulling 4/6 points home to El Salvador and at San Pedro Sula but if they don't get at least 4 their top 3 chances take a huge hit as they would still have road games at US and Mexico in the new year. 4 or 6 for them though would certainly make for some interesting holiday headlines.
Mexico has a chance to put some real pressure on the US and/or Canada with a road win or 2. Canada and US really need points from Jamaica and Costa Rica, Costa Rica looked disinterested last night, but then again they keep getting results from the bottom of the table so they are a decent mid table team.
With 4 teams 3 points apart for a playoff spot, each game is important from hear out. About the only team that I think is pretty doomed is Honduras, but if they beat Panama at home well then they are vaulted right back into the mixer.