The recent schedule has been tough and there have been some reasons for optimism. But the year ends with more questions than answers for the USMNT.
Paulo Bento believes South Korea are making progress under his leadership after the side extended their unbeaten run with a 4-0 win over Uzbekistan.
Martin Boyle has passed the anthem test with flying colours, and he's still soaring following a huge first week of action for Australia.
Lionel Scaloni has righted the ship since the shambles in Russia. But how long will it be his Argentina team? Big decisions now must be taken.
Mexico was a bit unlucky not to score against Argentina but overall the visitors constantly struggled to break down hosts Argentina.
An early goal from Mauro Icardi and a late strike from Paulo Dybala gave Argentina their second win in a row with a 2-0 victory over Mexico.
France striker Kylian Mbappe went off nursing a shoulder injury as they beat Uruguay 1-0 with an Olivier Giroud penalty.
Matteo Politano scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Italy a deserved 1-0 win against the United States in a friendly in Genk, Belgium.
Brazil beat Cameroon 1-0 in a friendly on Tuesday despite losing captain Neymar to injury after seven minutes, as Richarlison's goal made it six win