The end of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying is near, which means its do-or-die time for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Nothing short of two wins this week will do for them, and they look for their first tonight against Panama at Orlando City Stadium down in sunny Florida.
A loss tonight would, at best, put the USMNT in a two-legged playoff against either Australia or Syria, who are tied at one after one leg of their own Asian playoff. A win lifts them into automatic qualifying position with only an away match against Trinidad and Tobago remaining.
SBI will be providing commentary on the match tonight, so please feel free to join us as we discuss tonight’s World Cup qualifier closer to kickoff.
In the meantime, catch up on all of the week’s news heading into the match and feel free to offer some pregame predictions, comments and analysis in the comment section below:
There are no secrets to what the USMNT needs to do in this international break. (READ)
Arena is relying mostly on experience to win those two big games. (READ)
The squad is hoping their first match at a new stadium in Orlando provides a unique home field advantage. (READ)
Bruce Arena has a few options out wide for these two matches (READ)
The USMNT is looking to rediscover their attacking flow against Panama. (READ)
Bruce Arena still hasn’t settled on a number one goalkeeper throughout this qualifying campaign. (READ)
Tim Howard responded to Alexi Lalas’s criticisms of the USMNT (READ)
Christian Pulisic is prepared for a physical battle with Panama and Bob Bradley lent his coaching advice to camp before the game. (READ)
Graham Zusi and Arena aren’t dwelling on the past with Panama (READ)
Who should the USMNT start tonight? (READ)
The USMNT is prepared for a cycle-defining, do-or-die match tonight. (READ)