Here we are once again. The CONCACAF Hexagonal barges its way back into our lives tonight as the United States play their fifth World Cup qualifier in this final round. Through the first four, it’s been an uncharacteristically slow start for the Americans, one that cost Jurgen Klinsmann his job and left a lot of people worried about the potential for clinching a spot in Russia 2018.
With a quick turnaround and a date with Mexico at Azteca looming, this home qualifier against arguably the weakest team remaining in the Hex is a virtual must-win. The U.S. currently sit in fourth spot in the Hex table, which would be good enough for a berth in the playoff with an Asian team. They hold a goal differential advantage over Honduras in 5th with tonight’s opponents, Trinidad & Tobago, bringing up the rear with just three points through four matches.
Odds are firmly in the USA’s favor in this one and with a near full-strength squad available for Bruce Arena to select, it would be a catastrophe for the Americans not to take full points away from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
United States lineup:
Trinidad & Tobago lineup:
Trinidad & Tobago Lineup: J. Williams; Bateau, Cyrus, Edwards, M. Williams; Hyland, J. Jones, Molino, George; K. Jones, Lewis. #USAvTRI— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 8, 2017
How to Watch
Kickoff Time: 7:50 p.m. ET, 4:50 p.m. PT
Available TV: FOX Sports 1, UniMas, Univision Deportes
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