The win is sure to be a boost for the Americans when they resume World Cup qualifying next month. The U.S. travels to Costa Rica on Sept. 6, then returns home to face archrival Mexico four days later in Columbus, Ohio, in a game that could secure the Americans a spot in next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Bosnia, meanwhile, is looking to earn its first trip to the World Cup. The Dragons sit atop Europe’s Group G with a three-point lead over Greece.
“We still have to raise the bar,” Altidore said. “At this level, we can’t afford to make mistakes like that in group stages of World Cups because you can’t come back from that. We have to learn how to iron those out. But still, we take the positives away from tonight and you move forward with your head held high.”