Kasey Keller kept another clean sheet as USA stretched their record unbeaten run and continued their march towards the 2006 World Cup Finals.
Goalkeeper Kasey was untroubled as the States beat El Salvador 2-0 to move three points clear of Jamaica and Panama in Group One of the second stage of CONCACAF qualifying.
The US are now unbeaten in 11 matches and need to finish in the top two of the group to proceed to the final stage of qualifying - a group of six teams where the top three will go straight to Germany.
It was mixed fortunes for Spurs players in the second stage of African qualifying where only the five group winners progress to Germany.
Noureddine Naybet's Morocco are second in Group Five after a 1-1 draw in Guinea while Thimothee Atouba's Cameroon needed a last-minute goal for a draw in Sudan to stay in touch in third in Group Three.
OJ Mabizela's South Africa leapt from second bottom to top of Group Two with a 1-0 win in Uganda but Fredi Kanoute's Mali's woes continued in Group One with a 1-0 defeat in Toga - the African Nations Cup semi-finalists remain bottom and seemingly out of it.