The U.S. Men’s National Team will open the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying in the fall with a pair of road trips to Central America sandwiched around a home clash with a fast-rising foe.
Tuesday night’s results in Concacaf qualifying saw Canada, El Salvador and Panama secure the final three spots in the eight-team Octagonal, the final round of Concacaf qualifying that has replaced the old Hexagonal Round format.
Those results help determine the USMNT’s schedule of opponents for the Octagonal, with the team’s first qualifier taking place on September 2 on the road against El Salvador.
The Americans will play their first home Octagonal qualifier on September 5 against Canada, before returning to Central America to take on Honduras on September 8.
Here is a rundown of the full World Cup qualifying schedule the USMNT will face, starting in September (specific dates have yet to be determined):
USMNT World Cup Qualifying Schedule
September 2 – El Salvador vs. USMNT
September 5 – USMNT vs. Canada
September 8 – Honduras vs. USMNT
October 7 – USMNT vs. Jamaica
October 10 – Panama vs. USMNT
October 13 – USMNT vs. Costa Rica
November – USMNT vs. Mexico
November – Jamaica vs. USMNT
January 27, 2022 – USMNT vs. El Salvador
January 30, 2022 – Canada vs. USMNT
February 2, 2022 – USMNT vs. Honduras
March 24, 2022 – Mexico vs. USMNT
March 27, 2022 – USMNT vs. Panama
March 30, 2022 – Costa Rica vs. USMNT
The top three teams in the Concacaf Octagonal will automatically qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with the fourth-place team qualifying for an inter-confederation playoff.
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