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SSFC Podcast, Episode 60: World Cup qualifying recap, World of Concacaf interview

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We discuss a long international window for the USMNT!

Honduras v USA - Concacaf 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The first three matches of World Cup qualifying are in the books for the United States Men’s National Team, and we recap it all on Episode 60 of the SSFC Podcast! The USMNT are currently in 2nd place in the Octagonal standings after a draw at El Salvador, a home draw against Canada, and a comeback win on the road at Honduras. I was in the building for all 3 matches, and we break down all the ups and downs from the window.

First, I give my take on what it was like to be in the stands for all 3 matches and how we played from that vantage point. Of course, there are topics that we dive into while discussing those matches, like the amazing reception we received from fans in San Salvador, Weston McKennie being removed from the team for violating team protocols, and even pushing back on disrespectful rhetoric surrounding the match in Honduras.

After the break, I welcome Eric Schmitz, co-host of the World of Concacaf Podcast, to the show to get his take on the three matches. He also traveled to each match and I ask him about his experiences not just traveling to El Salvador and Honduras but also his experience hosting the nation in Nashville for the match against Canada. He also breaks down the art that is Power Chicken, so you don’t want to miss that!

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