Besler told ESPN: "We like to do things the tough way. It's the American way. Everyone can be proud of where we're at right now.
"As players, were laying everything out on the line. That's all you can ask for. We're disappointed not to have six points. We could taste it with minutes left, but we're still in control of our own destiny."
The USA face Germany in their last Group G game knowing a point will be enough for them to qualify for the second round in Brazil.