The Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying is just two months away and the picture of which six teams will be participating got much more clear on Friday night.
Panama booked its place in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying by handing Jamaica a 2-0 defeat in Panama City. Gabriel Torres' 28th-minute strike proved to be enough, with Abdiel Arroyo netting one in the final moments to start the party at Estadio Rommel Fernandez.
Mexico was the first team to reach CONCACAF's final round of World Cup Qualifying. Costa Rica is hoping to be the second.
The road to Russia 2018 resumes for the remaining North American, Central American, and Caribbean nations on Friday when Matchday 5 takes place, and a few could lock up spots in the Hexagonal with victories in their respective matches.
The U.S.Men's National Team and Mexicowill return to a familiar venue for their upcoming World Cup Qualifying Hexagonal round match-up.
U.S. Soccer confirmed via press releasethat the November 11 contest between the CONCACAF favoriteswould take place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, a city with massive historical significance in the rivalry between the two sides.
Christian Pulisic is among the newest faces with the U.S. Men's National Team, while Jozy Altidore is one of the moreexperienced. On Tuesday night, the two combined masterfully to lead the U.S. to a dominant win over Trinidad & Tobago.
Led by Altidore and Pulisic, the USMNT cruised past T&T, 4-0, on Tuesday night in Jacksonville.
Trindad & Tobago has proven to be a tricky opponent throughout World Cup qualifying, which sets up Tuesday's clash with the U.S. Men's National Team to be one of the more intriguing heading into the Hexagonal phase.
The USMNT's spot in the Hex is not yet secure but, barring a miraculous comeback from Guatemala, the U.
It was a bit more of a roller-coaster than many expected, but the U.S. Men's National Team's ride through the fourth round of World Cup qualifyingis all but guaranteed for success. The only things standing in the USMNT's way are Trinidad & Tobago and, in some ways, themselves.
CONCACAF World Cup qualifying semifinal group C concludes tonight with the USMNT vs Trinidad & Tobago (8pm ET - Fox Sports 1). With all due respect to Guatemala, only the wildest of scenarios have them replacing the USMNT in the Hexagonal. Closer to reality, we already know that Trinidad & Tobago and the USMNT will [.
The U.S. Men's National Team's spot in the Hexagonal is all but sealed, but Jurgen Klinsmann faces several lineup decisions heading into the team's final match of the current World Cup qualifying round.
Barring an epic collapse that would require the teamto throw away a +12 goal differential, the U.
Just two games stand between the U.S. Men's National Team and the next stage of World Cup qualifying, andJurgen Klinsmann's men must start that two-game schedule by navigating a tricky trip to St. Vincent & The Grenadines.
The Caribbean minnow is by far the lowest-ranked side in group play, but an early Oalex Anderson goal put a scare into the U.
Given some of the titans that the U.S. Men's National Team tangled with at this summer's Copa America, it would be easy to dismiss a trip to St. Vincent & The Grenadines as little more than a nuisance. However, given what will be at stake, Friday afternoon's clash with the small Caribbean nation will be one of the more important clashes of the World Cup qualifying cycle.
Tuesday provided another drama-filled evening in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.
The eighth round was highlighted by Brazil, who won for the second time in as many games under new coach Tite. The Selecao won, 2-1, over Colombia thanks to Neymar's strike in the 74th minute, following up on its huge 3-0 win in Ecuador last Thursday.
Drama, excitement, and golazos. World Cup Qualifying in South America returnedwith a bang.
So too did Lionel Messi.
The seventhround of CONMEBOL's qualifying campaign took place on Thursday, and it was Messi who stole a healthy portion of the headlines around the world. A 10-man Argentina side edged Uruguay, 1-0, at home, and it was none other than the superstar forward who scored the winner in his first game for his country since ending his brief international retirement.
Bobby Wood scored and set up a penalty before halftime to steer the U.S. to an emphatic 6-0 win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Friday's World Cup Qualifier at Arnos Vale Stadium in St. Vincent.
Wood hit paydirt on a brilliant 28th minute shot from the edge of the box and used his speed to elude a pair of home defenders before he was hauled down inside the area in the 42nd minute, setting up Jozy Altidore's 43rd minute penalty strike.
Away trips in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying can be unusually tough. Travel to the smaller nations in the Caribbean is atypical for athletes used to large jets or custom buses. The fields, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines case a cricket field without adequate lights for night play, have odd patches, or turf, or other quirks.
I love World Cup qualifying! It's been out of my life for way too long.
USMNT with 2 World Cup qualifiers on the docket: -Fri Sep 2 St Vincent + The Grenadines v USA - Arnos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent - 2:30pm CT on beIN SPORTS -Tue Sep 6 USA v Trinidad + Tobago - EverBank Field, Jacksonville FL - 7:00pm CT on FS1 + Univision
Some things to know about the team referred to as the Vincy Heat.
Defending WeltmeistersGermany got their qualification for the 2018 World Cup off to a winning start with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Norway in Oslo on Sunday evening.
Thomas Muller played a starring role in the routine victory, scoring twice and laying on a third for Joshua Kimmich with all the silken finesseand ballet dancer's poise we've come to expect from the Bayern Munich forward i.