United States Set To Square Off Against Rival Mexico Tonight In World Cup Qualifying
By US Soccer // June 11, 2017
8:30 p.m. ET on FS1
ABOVE VIDEO: The U.S. Men’s National Team looks to build off its 2-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago in its highly anticipated World Cup Qualifying clash at Mexico on Sunday, June 11.
(US SOCCER) – The U.S. Men’s National Team looks to build off its 2-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago in its highly anticipated World Cup Qualifying clash at Mexico on Sunday, June 11.
USA-Mexico kicks off from the historic Estadio Azteca at 8:30 p.m. ET and can be seen live on FS1, Univision and UDN. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp.
U.S. MNT Roster By Position (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (4): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 13/0), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 0/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 36/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (10): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo; 33/6), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 11/1), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/GER; 4/0), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG; 21/2), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 14/0), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas; 0/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 4/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 3/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 7/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 17/3)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 3/0), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/MEX; 2/1), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 9/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 34/6), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 16/1), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 6/0), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 8/5)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 37/16), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 39/18), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 3/0), Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER; 9/4)
MATCHDAY 6 SCHEDULE
Sunday, June 11
USA vs. Mexico 8:30 p.m. ET (FS1, Univision, UDN)
Tuesday, June 13
Panama vs. Honduras 9:30 p.m. ET (beIN Sports)
Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago 10 p.m. ET (beIN Sports ñ)
Before flying to Mexico, the U.S. Men’s National Team got down to business at home, defeating Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 on Thursday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The MNT used a second-half brace from Christian Pulisic to push past the Soca Warriors and improve the USA’s all-time World Cup Qualifying record against Trinidad & Tobago to 13-1-3 and 8-0-1 at home.
THREE POINTS AND UP TO THIRD
Thursday’s result combined with Mexico’s 3-0 win against Honduras and Costa Rica’s 0-0 draw with Panama pushed the U.S. into third place in the six-team Final Round group. The climb above the red line and into CONCACAF’s final automatic World Cup Qualifying place is particularly impressive after the U.S. was rooted to the bottom of the Hex table following its first two matches in November.
PULISIC REMAINS RED HOT
Christian Pulisic was the hero in Commerce City, coming up with two goals in the span of 10 minutes during the second half. The pair of goals marked Pulisic’s second multi-goal game with the MNT, taking his international total to seven in just 15 matches and trending him ahead of almost all of the USA’s top all-time goal scorers. Pulisic’s five goals in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying place him second on the team behind only Jozy Altidore (6) and go along well with his five assists, which is tops among all players in CONCACAF during the current cycle.
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