SANDY, Utah -- No amount of tight defence could keep Jozy Altidore from doing what he does best. Altidore has been money in scoring timely goals for the U.S. national team this spring. Honduras made a concerted effort to keep him in check, but the American forward still put himself in the highlight reel again. Altidore scored a goal in his fourth consecutive international match, enough for the United States to edge Honduras 1-0 in a World Cup qualifying game Tuesday night. Before 20,250 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium, the Americans remained atop the six-team CONCACAF group. The United States (4-1-1) won three straight games this month, all since a 0-0 draw at Mexico gave it a boost toward the top. It has also shut out its last two opponents, Panama and Honduras. "Were trying to keep our feet on the ground, of course," U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard said. "But going back over the last 15-20 years, we know what points total gets you to the World Cup. So its been a hugely successful summer." And summer hasnt even begun. Honduras (2-3-1) was the last team to win at the United States in a World Cup qualifying match, back in 2001. The Americans have won or drawn 25 straight at home since then. The top three teams in CONCACAF qualifying move directly to Brazil 2014, and the fourth-place team will face a playoff against New Zealand. The visitors made it difficult on the Americans for much of the game by slowing the pace before Altidore broke through. After several second-half near misses, the U.S. got its goal in the 73rd minute. Altidore took a cross from Fabian Johnson from near the end line and put it past goalkeeper Noel Valladares across the goalmouth inside the right post. It was Altidores ninth goal in a qualifier as he finally develops into the scoring threat the United States has hoped for. "We always told him from a coaching perspective that it takes a lot of hard work, it takes a lot of adjustment, it takes the right moment to be there, it takes the hunger," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "The energy he has put in the last four or five games has been tremendous. Its not only that he scored those goals, the work he does for the team is awesome." Both teams played physical soccer in the first half, leading to an emphasis on defence and a limited number of scoring chances on either side of the field. Just before the first period ended, though, Howard was forced to make a difficult save when Andy Najar launched a running right-footer from the right side of the box. He met the ball in the centre of the box and deflected it outside the right post. Eddie Johnson had a chance in the 17th minute when he latched onto a cross from Fabian Johnson. His left-footed shot from the centre of the box was knocked away by Valladares. Klinsmann expected Honduras, even with a depleted roster, to force his players to slog through a tough first half. Their ability to be patient and grind down the Honduras defence offered an example of how much the Americans have grown in 2013. "The team now understands its not only a physical grind you put into these games," Klinsmann said. "Its a mental one. Mentally were getting stronger. Were getting tougher. We are now prepared to go through the games." When the U.S. stepped up the offensive pressure early in the second half, it put Honduras on its heels. Altidore, who did not speak to reporters, had the finishing touch to make the aggressive push count. He even appeared to score earlier in the half. Moments after Graham Zusi sent a free kick into a crowd of players just outside the 6-yard box in the 56th minute, only to see Brad Evans header go right into Valladares gloves, Altidore got behind the defence. Clint Dempsey sent a through ball ahead to Altidore, who was ruled offside and his score was negated. His teammates knew Altidore couldnt be denied forever. "As long as we do our job in the back, they get the opportunity to score goals," defender Omar Gonzalez said. "Jozy is on fire right now. He keeps on scoring. Man, I love Jozy up top. Hes doing great." Valladares came up with another clutch save in the 69th minute. Zusi, who was particularly active all night after sitting out the win over Panama because of yellow card accumulation, sent a ball into Dempsey in the centre of the box and he leaned into a point-blank header. The ball bounced off of Valladares hands and Michael Bradley sent a follow-up shot too high. Honduras did little to threaten the Americans offensively before and after the games only goal. It marked the fourth time in six games the U.S. earned a shutout. "Every time we get a clean sheet, we feel like the best players in the world," Howard said. "Weve been on a roll. Its good for the young guys in the back. It gets us feeling good about ourselves. Every time we have a good performance, we put in our back pocket and save it." NOTES: The U.S. improved to 5-2-1 all-time vs. Honduras. The Americans also improved to 3-0 in games played in Utah ... Altidore is the sixth American to score in four straight matches, equaling Landon Donovan (twice), Eddie Johnson, Brian McBride, Eric Wynalda and William Looby ... Clint Dempseys next U.S. appearance will be his 100th ... Howard has 26 shutouts for the national team. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys For Sale . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . 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