Across Europe from where the US took on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Vancouver Whitecaps Designated Player Kenny Miller played a major role for Scotland in their pulsating friendly with old rivals England at Wembley Stadium.
The Scots nearly inflicted a shocking upset result on their illustrious southern neighbors in their all-time 111th meeting as Miller (above, center) netted a fine left-footed strike just after halftime to give Scotland a 2-1 lead, only for England to conjure up two goals in response for a 3-2 win, with debutant Ricky Lambert thumping home the winner with his first touch in the 70th minute.
''We've come here and put on a decent performance, got two goals at Wembley,'' Miller told reporters. "But unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get anything.''
Thousands of miles to the east, FC Dallas goalkeeper Raúl Fernández was the man of the match as he went the full 90 minutes and posted a clean sheet in Peru's 0-0 draw with South Korea in Seoul.
Peruvian daily El Comercio hailed Fernández's performance, saying that he was "without a doubt largely responsible for the team not conceding despite defending poorly."
The highlights of the MLS All-Star's evening came in the second half when he stopped a one-on-one chance, only to top that by getting a hand to what seemed a surefire goal in the 62nd minute. (Watch video here.)