The United States men’s national team returns to Concacaf World Cup qualifying for the first time since that infamous night in Couva nearly four years ago. The USMNT program has changed dramatically since that fateful night that saw them miss out on the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
Greg Berhalter’s appointment as manager was met with plenty of skepticism, but even the harshest of critics has to admit that the USMNT is in a much better position currently than it has in quite some time. This in large part due to an infusion of youthful talent mixed with some of the best comradery the player pool has ever seen.
On the heels of a wildly success summer that saw them beat rivals Mexico for two regional crowns (Nations League and Gold Cup), the USMNT are turning their focus on the biggest prize of all; earning a place back in the World Cup.
It’s time to see if all the hype and successful preparations will culminate in a smooth qualification or if there’s another catastrophic cycle on the horizon. It all starts with a difficult trip down to El Salvador tonight.
United States lineup:
El Salvador lineup:
How to Watch
Advertised Kick-off Time: 10:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Pacific
Venue: Allegiant Stadium: Estadio Cuscatlan; San Salvador, El Salvador
Available TV: CBS Sports Network (English). Universo (Spanish)
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