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2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Final Round

North and Central America and the Caribbean

Behind the Crest

Behind the Crest: Takes fans along for the ride as the #USMNT seeks to win the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Read more

Presented by Zyrtec

On This Day, Presented by Zyrtec, celebrates significant moments in U.S. Soccer history both on and off the field. Read more

Presented by Volpi Foods

Player's Cut dives into the stories from the viewpoint of the U.S. Soccer players and personalities who were involved in the USA's most famous games. Relive the MNT's most memorbale World Cup Qualifying successes in this original U.S. Soccer series. Read more
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US Soccer

GALLERY: World Cup Qualification Through the Years

As the U.S. Men's National Team celebrates its qualification to the 2018 World Cup, take a look back at the USA's past qualification celebrations! Read more
MNT Oct 10, 2017

BTC: USA World Cup Berth on the Line at Trinidad & Tobago

In this episode of Behind the Crest, presented by Bud Light Chelada, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bruce Arena, midfielder Paul Arriola and defender Omar Gonzalez preview the MNT's decisive Matchday 10 Qualifier at Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, Oct. 10 (8 p.m. ET; beIN Sports, UNIVERSO). A win or draw against the Soca Warriors would see the USA book a ticket to its eighth consecutive FIFA World Cup. Read more
MNT Oct 10, 2017

MNT vs. Panama: Story of the Game - Oct. 6, 2017

Go behind the scenes of the U.S. Men's National Team's must-win World Cup Qualifying clash vs. Panama, presented by Volpi Foods, on Oct. 6, 2017. Needing to get three points to keep its World Cup fate in its own hands, the MNT received a full team performance in thrashing Panama 4-0 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Read more
MNT Oct 9, 2017

PREVIEW: MNT Can Book World Cup Place with Result in Trinidad & Tobago | 8pm ET | beIN SPORTS, UNIVERSO

CHICAGO (Oct. 9, 2017) – The U.S. Men’s National Team will look to punch a ticket to its eighth-straight FIFA World Cup when it visits Trinidad & Tobago on the last day of Final Round Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Tuesday. Thanks to huge advantages in goal difference over Panama and Honduras, a draw against the Soca Warriors would likely be enough for the USA to lock down its place in Russia. Coverage of the Matchday 10 clash kicks off from Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad at 8 p.m. ET on beIN Sports and UNIVERSO. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp.

Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 8 p.m. ET 
Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad
TV info: beIN Sports, UNIVERSO | Away WCQ TV Rights Explained

U.S. MNT Roster by Position (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 15/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 38/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo; 35/6), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 13/1), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG; 24/2), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 17/0), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana/MEX; 6/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 6/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 5/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; (9/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 20/3)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 5/0), Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 0/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 6/1), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 10/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 39/7), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City; 6/0), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 1/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 10/0), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 12/6)

FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 40/18), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 42/18), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER; 13/5)

MATCHDAY 10 SCHEDULE 

Tuesday, Oct. 10
Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA 8 p.m. ET (beIN Sports, UNIVERSO)
Panama vs. Costa Rica 8 p.m. ET (beIN Sports Connect, Telemundo En Vivo
Honduras vs. Mexico 8 p.m. ET (Telemundo, beIN Sports Connect)

WIN AND WE’RE IN

With the dominant 4-0 win against Panama on Friday combined with a 1-1 draw between Costa Rica and Honduras, a victory against Trinidad & Tobago would seal the USA’s berth in its eighth-consecutive World Cup. The four-goal shutout may also prove massive in the final tally, as it gives the United States a big lead in goal differential ahead of its closest rivals. Holding 12 points while both Panama and Honduras each have 10, a tie against T&T would mean the U.S. could only be equaled in points for third place by the other two teams. The first tie-breaker is goal differential, and the MNT holds a commanding seven-goal margin above Panama and sits a whopping 12 ahead of Honduras.

So what's the easiest way for the USA to book its ticket to Russia? Put simply, it’s #Get3GetThru, but there are a few other ways the MNT can lock in third position. Here are all of them: 

USA win at Trinidad & Tobago

-or-

USA draw at Trinidad & Tobago 
-AND-
Honduras and Panama do not make up goal difference in wins vs. Mexico and Costa Rica respectively

-or-

USA loss at Trinidad & Tobago
-AND-
Honduras and Panama both draw/lose vs. Mexico and Costa Rica respectively

Check out all the scenarios around what needs to happen for the USA to finish third or fourth on the final matchday and take a look at the remaining “mini league” schedule below.

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING VS. TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Against Trinidad & Tobago, the USA owns an 18-2-4 all-time record and 13-1-3 mark in World Cup Qualifiers, including 12 shutouts. The MNT has made seven qualifying visits to the dual-island nation, returning with a 4-1-2 advantage. The only defeat in Trinidad came during the Semifinal Round in 2008, when the USA had already qualified for the Hex.

Dating back to qualifying for the 1986 World Cup, the teams have met in every cycle except for the campaign for Brazil 2014. Five players on the current U.S. squad have tallied against Trinidad in World Cup Qualifying: Altidore (5), Pulisic, (2), Arriola, Bradley and Dempsey (1 each). Altidore, Bradley and Pulisic each have game-winners to their credit.

Learn more about Tuesday’s opponents and take a look at the MNT’s full World Cup Qualifying history against the Soca Warriors:

U.S. MNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago – World Cup Qualifying Results

Date

Result

U.S. Goal Scorers

Round

Location

May 15, 1985

2-1 W

Borja, Peterson

Semifinal

St. Louis, Mo.

May 19, 1985

1-0 W

Caligiuri

Semifinal

Torrance, Calif.

May 13, 1989

1-1 D

Trittschuh

Final

Torrance, Calif.

Nov. 19, 1989

1-0 W

Caligiuri

Final

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Nov. 10, 1996

2-0 W

Dooley, Wynalda

Semifinal

Richmond, Va.

Nov. 24, 1996

1-0 W

Moore

Semifinal

Port of Spain, Trinidad

June 20, 2001

2-0 W

Razov, Stewart

Final

Foxborough, Mass.

Nov. 11, 2001

0-0 D

--

Final

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Feb. 9, 2005

2-1 W

E. Johnson, Lewis

Final

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Aug. 17, 2005

1-0 W

McBride

Final

East Hartford, Conn.

Sept. 10, 2008

3-0 W

Bradley, Dempsey, Ching

Semifinal

Bridgeview, Ill.

Oct. 15, 2008

1-2 L

Davies

Semifinal

Port of Spain, Trinidad

April 1, 2009

3-0 W

Altidore (3)

Final

Nashville, Tenn.

Sept. 9, 2009

1-0 W

Clark

Final

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Nov. 17, 2015

0-0 D

--

Semifinal

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Sept. 6, 2016

4-0 W

Kljestan, Altidore (2), Arriola

Semifinal

Jacksonville, Fla.

June 8, 2017

2-0 W

Pulisic (2)

Final

Commerce City, Colo.

JOZY POURING IT ON

In his two-goal and Budweiser Man of the Match performance against Panama, Jozy Altidore completed his seventh multi-goal game, surpassing Clint Dempsey for sole possession of second place on the all-time list behind Landon Donovan (9). He’s recorded at least one multi-goal game for six straight years since 2013. Coincidentally, his first came against Trinidad & Tobago during final round qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, when he became the youngest player in U.S. Soccer history to score a hat trick. With three assists from Landon Donovan, the U.S. cruised to a 3-0 win on April 1, 2009, in Nashville. In total, the MNT is 11-0-1 all-time when Altidore finds the back of the net in World Cup Qualifying. 

CAUTION WATCH NO MORE

A nearly two-year qualifying process will come to an end next Tuesday, but an important aspect of it all is yellow card accumulation. Rules stipulate that any player that accumulates two yellow cards during CONCACAF’s 16-game World Cup Qualifying marathon must sit out their next official match.

The MNT went into Friday’s contest with nine players who, with another yellow card against Panama, would be suspended for Tuesday’s visit to Trinidad & Tobago: Kellyn Acosta, Paul Arriola, DaMarcus Beasley, Alejandro Bedoya, Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron, Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin.

Despite all the fouls, cheap shots and off the ball incidents, the U.S. players maintained their discipline and composure and picked up precisely zero yellow cards. As a result, the likes of team captain Michael Bradley, U.S. all-time leading scorer Clint Dempsey, World Cup veterans Alejandro Bedoya, Matt Besler and DeAndre Yedlin, and up-and-comers Kelly Acosta and Paul Arriola will all be available for selection in the decisive showdown with Trinidad & Tobago.

At this stage, single cautions have now been expunged and will no longer count towards a suspension. However, any player who receives two cautions or a red card in the final game would have to serve the suspension during their team’s next match in an official FIFA competition, including the World Cup.

ECHOES OF ’89 AND “THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD”

Circumstances around the decisive USA-Trinidad & Tobago match have conspired to shine a light on one of the most historic moments in U.S. Soccer – in fact, arguably the launch of soccer in the United States in the modern era.

Like the game Tuesday, the teams met on Matchday 10 in qualifying for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. On Nov. 19, 1989 at Hasely Crawford Stadium, the U.S. needed a win to earn its first trip to the World Cup in 40 years, while the Soca Warriors could settle for a draw and qualify for the first time in the nation’s history. In the 30th minute, Paul Caligiuri blasted the “shot heard round the world” that delivered the United States a 1-0 win in Port-of-Spain and began a run of seven-consecutive berths in the World Cup (a feat that only seven other nations have achieved).

Trinidad will once again be inscribed in the annals of U.S. Soccer, and U.S. fans hope the echoes of ’89 will carry into Alto Boldon Stadium.



STRONG IN ‘17

The MNT has been formidable this year, winning the confederation championship and taking points in all three road World Cup Qualifiers, including the 1-1 draw against Mexico at Estadio Azteca. The 2017 Gold Cup champions have lost only once in 17 matches, tallying 32 goals and recording eight shutouts. Eight players have put their names on the scoresheet multiple times, with Clint Dempsey and Christian Pulisic leading all U.S. scorers with five goals each. Pulisic has also tallied four assists.

HEAVY ON EXPERIENCE

With the Final Round reaching crunch time, Arena has called upon a group loaded with experience in World Cup Qualifying. A total of 12 players on the roster have made 11 or more FIFA World Cup Qualifying appearances: Clint Dempsey (42), Jozy Altidore (40), Michael Bradley (39), Tim Howard (38), DaMarcus Beasley (35), Geoff Cameron (24), Graham Zusi (20), Omar Gonzalez (17), Brad Guzan (15), Matt Besler, Bobby Wood (13 each) and Christian Pulisic (12).

USA-TRINIDAD & TOBAGO NOTES

  • Since first meeting in 1982, the U.S. Men’s National Team holds a 18-2-4 overall advantage against Trinidad & Tobago.
  • The MNT is 13-1-3 all-time in World Cup Qualifiers vs. the Soca Warriors and is 4-1-2 when those matches have been played in Trinidad.  
  • The most famous game between the two nations came on Nov. 19, 1989 when Paul Caligiuri’s long-distance effort stood up in a 1-0 U.S. victory, sending the MNT to its first World Cup in 40 years while ending Trinidad & Tobago’s World Cup dream on the final day of qualifying.
  • Sixteen of the 24 meetings between the two sides have been decided by a goal or less.
  • U.S. MNT head coach Bruce Arena is 4-0-1 all-time vs. Trinidad & Tobago, with all five meetings coming in World Cup Qualifying.   

USA ROSTER NOTES:

  • A total of 14 players on the roster have made 10 or more FIFA World Cup Qualifying appearances: Clint Dempsey (42), Jozy Altidore (40), Michael Bradley (39), Tim Howard (38), DaMarcus Beasley (35), Geoff Cameron (24), Graham Zusi (20), Omar Gonzalez (17), Brad Guzan (15), Matt Besler, Bobby Wood (13 each), Christian Pulisic (12), Alejandro Bedoya and Darlington Nagbe (10 each).
  • FIFA rules state that only a red card in a team’s final World Cup Qualifying match would force a player to miss his team’s next World Cup match, which means the nine U.S. players that have cautions during qualifying are now safe from receiving another yellow card: Acosta, Arriola, Beasley, Bedoya, Besler, Bradley, Cameron, Dempsey and Yedlin.
  • With his brace against Trinidad & Tobago, Jozy Altidore recorded his seventh-career multi-goal game, placing him second all-time behind only Landon Donovan (9). Altidore has come up with a multi-goal game in every calendar year going back to 2013 – an MNT record.
  • Having already tied Clint Dempsey for first on the MNT’s all-time World Cup Qualifying goals list with 18, Altidore’s 11 all-time goals in the Hex place him only one behind all-time leader, Carlos Pavon of Honduras (12).
  • Though he has four goals and four assists so far, in one way or another, Pulisic has been involved in 11 of the 16 goals scored by the U.S. during the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.
  • With his 63rd minute goal on Friday vs. Panama, Bobby Wood has tallied in two-straight matches for the first time since his memorable game-winners against the Netherlands and Germany in June 2015. Wood of course scored an 85th minute equalizer in the MNT’s crucial 1-1 draw at Honduras on Sept. 5.
  • Should he appear vs. Trinidad & Tobago, Altidore will move past Landon Donovan and into sole possession on the MNT’s all-time World Cup Qualifying caps list with 41.
  • Goalkeeper Tim Howard earned his 42nd career clean sheet and 16th all-time in qualifying on Friday vs. Panama.
  • Defenders Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez have paired in central defense five times in 2017. The MNT is 3-0-2 when they’ve partnered together this year and is 8-3-6 all-time when the two line up together as center backs.
  • Three players will look to make their World Cup Qualifying debuts: goalkeeper Nick Rimando, midfielder Juan Agudelo and forward Chris Wondolowski.
  • Five players have recorded World Cup Qualifying goals against Trinidad & Tobago: Altidore (5), Pulisic, (2), Arriola, Bradley and Dempsey (1 each).
  • Then 19 years old, Altidore memorably tallied a hat trick in a 3-0 qualifying victory against the Soca Warriors on April 1, 2009 in Nashville. He tallied two more in the USA’s 4-0 win vs. T&T during the Semifinal Round on Sept. 6, 2016 in Jacksonville, Fla. In total, the MNT is 11-0-1 all-time when Altidore finds the back of the net in World Cup Qualifying. 
  • That Semifinal Round match also saw Arriola score the fourth goal in his World Cup Qualifying debut for the U.S.
  • Most recently, Pulisic scored both goals in the USA’s 2-0 World Cup Qualifying win on June 8, 2017 in Commerce City, Colo.
  • Having made his MNT debut in 2009, midfielder Dax McCarty earned his first World Cup Qualifying cap vs. Panama. The Orlando area native entered as a substitute for Christian Pulisic in the 57th minute.
  • Benny Feilhaber is back with the MNT for the first time since assisting on the game-winning goal in the USA’s 1-0 friendly win vs. Jamaica on Feb. 5, 2017. The Sporting KC midfielder also enters his first World Cup Qualifying camp since October 2009.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrian Foncette (Police FC), Greg Ranjitsingh (Louisville City FC/USA), Glenroy Samuel (Morvant Caledonia United)

DEFENDERS (8): Daneil Cyrus (Juticalpa/HON), Kevan George (Jacksonville Armada/USA), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Triston Hodge (DirecTV W Connection), Kareem Moses (North Carolina FC/USA), Josiah Trimmingham (Club Sando), Kevon Villaroel (North East Stars), Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids/USA)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Neil Benjamin Jr. (W Connection), Levi Garcia (AZ Alkmaar/NED), Khaleem Hyland (Al-Faisaly Harmah/KSA), Joevin Jones (Seattle Sounders/USA), Jared London (Club Sando), Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh), Leston Paul (Pasaquina FC/SLV), Kathon St. Hillaire (St. Ann's Rangers);

FORWARDS (3): Trevin Caesar (Sacramento Republic/USA), Akeem Roach (Vida/HON), Shahdon Winchester (Murcielagos/MEX)

Head coach: Denis Lawrence

TRINIDAD NOTES

  • Trinidad enters Matchday 10 having already been eliminated from contention for qualifying for the World Cup.
  • With only three points through nine matches, the Soca Warriors gamely held off group leaders Mexico until the 78th minute on Friday night before succumbing 3-1 in Mexico.
  • T&T boss Dennis Lawrence has built this roster with an eye towards the future, calling 10 players who are 24 years old and under.
  • Khaleem Hyland leads the squad in caps with 74 international appearances.
  • Six players in the squad currently play in the United States, including Seattle Sounders FC winger Joevin Jones and Colorado Rapids defender Mekeil Williams.
  • Minnesota United FC midfielder Kevin Molino picked up his second yellow of the campaign in the loss against Mexico and is suspended for the match. With 38 caps, Molino 
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MNT Oct 9, 2017
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WAY BACK: DaMarcus Beasley Remembers First World Cup Qualifier From 2001 in Trinidad & Tobago

When the U.S. Men’s National stepped onto the vaunted Estadio Azteca pitch during June’s World Cup Qualifying clash a little history was made. MNT and Liga MX veteran DaMarcus Beasley was slotted in at left back for the difficult tie, making his first appearance of the USA’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign and in turn, becoming the first MNT player to appear in five dif Read more
MNT Oct 9, 2017

ARENA: "Trinidad & Tobago will have aggressive mentality."

After the U.S. Men’s National Team took care of its business with a 4-0 shutout against Panama on Friday night, attention in camp was focused on San Jose, Costa Rica the following night. There, the hosts took on Central American rival Honduras in a match that had huge implications for both teams as well as the two sides who met the previous night in Orlando. A Costa Rica side that needed Read more
MNT Oct 8, 2017
US Soccer

GALLERY: MNT Takes Down Panama in Resounding 4-0 Win

The U.S. Men’s National Team attacked from the first whistle and utilized a well-crafted strike from Christian Pulisic, a first-half brace from Jozy Altidore as well as a score from Bobby Wood to earn a 4-0 win against Panama in front of a sell-out crowd of 25,303 at Orlando City Stadium. Read more
MNT Oct 7, 2017

Seven-Year-Old Alex Raffled Pulisic Jersey to Benefit Puerto Rico; Pulisic Responds

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MNT Oct 7, 2017

How Discipline Helped Avoid Discipline for MNT vs Panama

In the unforgiving rules of World Cup Qualifying in CONCACAF, a player who is issued two yellow cards through the course of 15 games spanning two years would receive a one-game suspension. Heading into the final two matches of the Hex that will determine whether the USA qualifies for its eighth consecutive World Cup or not, a total of nine MNT players were carrying a caution.  Against a Pa Read more
MNT Oct 7, 2017

Five Things to Know About Trinidad & Tobago

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MNT Oct 7, 2017

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING SCENARIOS: How the USA Can Book its Ticket to Russia

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MNT Oct 7, 2017

Jozy Altidore Delivers Another Big Qualifying Performance in 4-0 Win vs. Panama

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MNT Oct 7, 2017

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
1-2 L Ato Boldon Stadium; Trinidad & Tobago 1,500 Pulisic
4-0 W Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla. 25,303 (so) Pulisic, Altidore(2), Wood
1-1 D Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras 37,325 (so) Wood
0-2 L Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J. 26,500 (so) --
1-1 D Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico
71,537 Bradley
2-0 W Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
19,188 (so) Pulisic(2)
1-1 D Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama
23,052 Dempsey
6-0 W Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
17,729 Lletget, Bradley, Dempsey(3), Pulisic
0-4 L Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica 35,400 (so) --
1-2 L MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
24,650 (so) Wood

U.S. MNT vs. Panama (Oct. 6), Trinidad & Tobago (Oct. 10) - 2018 World Cup Final Round Qualifying

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-10 150 Plano, Texas Colorado Rapids 23/2
F 6-1 190 Barnegat, N.J. New England Revolution 28/3
F 6-1 175 Boca Raton, Fla. Toronto FC (Canada) 110/41
F 5-8 145 Chula Vista, Calif. D.C. United 21/3
D 5-8 145 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Houston Dynamo 126/17
M 6-0 160 Weston, Fla. Philadelphia Union 66/2
D 6-0 170 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Kansas City 47/1
M 6-2 185 Princeton, N.J. Toronto FC (CAN) 145/17
D 6-3 185 Attleboro, Mass. Stoke City (England) 55/4
F 6-1 170 Nacogdoches, Texas Seattle Sounders FC 141/57
M 5-9 150 Irvine, Calif. Sporting Kansas City 44/2
D 6-5 210 Dallas, Texas Atlas (Mexico) 49/3
GK 6-4 210 Homer Glen, Ill. Atlanta United FC 60/0
GK 6-3 210 North Brunswick, N.J. Colorado Rapids 121/0
M 5-9 150 Winter Park, Fla. Chicago Fire 13/0
M 5-9 165 Lakewood, Ohio Atlanta United FC 25/1
D 5-11 160 Orange, Calif. Lobos BUAP (Mexico) 29/4
M 5-8 140 Hershey, Pa. Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 25/10
D 6-1 165 St. Louis, Mo. Fulham (England) 28/1
GK 5-11 180 Montclair, Calif. Real Salt Lake 22/0
D 5-9 150 Anaheim, Calif. Portland Timbers 21/0
F 6-0 165 Danville, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes 35/11
F 5-10 165 Irvine, Calif. Hannover 96 (Germany) 45/13
D 5-8 150 Seattle, Wash. Newcastle United (England) 59/0
M 5-10 160 Longwood, Fla. Sporting Kansas City 55/5

U.S. MNT vs. Panama (Oct. 6), Trinidad & Tobago (Oct. 10) - 2018 World Cup Final Round Qualifying

Kellyn Acosta

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Juan Agudelo

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-1

Weight:
190

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Barnegat, N.J.

Club:
New England Revolution

Jozy Altidore

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-1

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Boca Raton, Fla.

Club:
Toronto FC (Canada)

Paul Arriola

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
D.C. United

DaMarcus Beasley

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Club:
Houston Dynamo

Alejandro Bedoya

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Weston, Fla.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Matt Besler

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City

Michael Bradley

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-2

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Princeton, N.J.

Club:
Toronto FC (CAN)

Geoff Cameron

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-3

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Attleboro, Mass.

Club:
Stoke City (England)

Clint Dempsey

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-1

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Nacogdoches, Texas

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

Benny Feilhaber

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Irvine, Calif.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City

Omar Gonzalez

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-5

Weight:
210

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Club:
Atlas (Mexico)

Brad Guzan

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-4

Weight:
210

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Homer Glen, Ill.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Tim Howard

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
210

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
North Brunswick, N.J.

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Dax McCarty

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Winter Park, Fla.

Club:
Chicago Fire

Darlington Nagbe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Lakewood, Ohio

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Michael Orozco

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Orange, Calif.

Club:
Lobos BUAP (Mexico)

Christian Pulisic

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hershey, Pa.

Club:
Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

Tim Ream

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
Fulham (England)

Nick Rimando

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-11

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Montclair, Calif.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Jorge Villafana

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Anaheim, Calif.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Chris Wondolowski

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Danville, Calif.

Club:
San Jose Earthquakes

Bobby Wood

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Irvine, Calif.

Club:
Hannover 96 (Germany)

DeAndre Yedlin

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

Club:
Newcastle United (England)

Graham Zusi

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Longwood, Fla.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City

2018 World Cup Qualifying - Final Round Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Mexico* 10 6 1 3 16 7 9 21
Costa Rica*
10 4 2 4 14 8 6 16
Panama* 10 3 3 4 9 10 -1 13
Honduras 10 3 3 4 13 19 -6 13
United States 10 3 4 3 17 13 4 12
Trinidad & Tobago 10 2 8 0 7 19 -12 6

*qualified for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Nov. 11-15, 2016

Date Match Time/Result (ET)
Venue
Nov. 11
United States vs. Mexico 1-2 MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 11
Honduras vs. Panama 0-1 Stadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Nov. 11
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Costa Rica 0-2 Hasely Crawford Stadium; Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Nov. 15 Costa Rica vs. United States 4-0 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Nov. 15 Panama vs. Mexico 0-0
Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama
Nov. 15 Honduras vs. Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras

March 20-28, 2017

Date Match Time/Result (ET)
Venue
March 24
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama 1-0
Hasely Crawford Stadium; Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
March 24
Mexico vs. Costa Rica 2-0
Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico
March 24 United States vs. Honduras 6-0 Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Costa Rica
March 28
Honduras vs. Costa Rica 1-1
Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
March 28
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico 0-1 Hasely Crawford Stadium; Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
March 28 Panama vs. United States 1-1 Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama

June 5-13, 2017

Date Match Time/Result (ET) Venue
June 8
United States vs. Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
June 8 Costa Rica vs. Panama 0-0 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
June 8
Mexico vs. Honduras 3-0 Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico
June 11
Mexico vs. United States 1-1
Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico
June 13
Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago 2-1 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
June 13
Panama vs. Honduras 2-2 Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama

Aug. 28-Sept. 5, 2017

Date Match Time/Result (ET) Venue
Sept. 1
United States vs. Costa Rica 0-2
Red bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
Sept. 1 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Honduras 1-2 Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad & Tobago
Sept. 1 Mexico vs. Panama 1-0 Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico
Sept. 5 Honduras vs. United States 1-1 Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Sept. 5 Costa Rica vs. Mexico 1-1 Estadio Nacional; San Jose, Costa Rica
Sept. 5 Panama vs. Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama

Oct. 2-14, 2017

Date Match Time/Result (ET) Venue
Oct. 6 Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 Estadio Alfonso Lastras Ramírez; San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Oct. 6 United States vs. Panama 4-0 Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla.
Oct. 7
Costa Rica vs. Honduras
1-1 Estadio Nacional; San Jose, Costa Rica
Oct. 10 Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States 2-1 Ato Boldon Stadium; Trinidad & Tobago
Oct. 10 Honduras vs. Mexico 3-2 Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Oct. 10 Panama vs. Costa Rica 2-1 Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama
ATO BOLDON STADIUM

U.S. Men's National Team - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Final Round Stats

Updated through Oct. 10, 2017

Record: 3-4-3

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Acosta, Kellyn M 5 2 242 0 0 1/0
Altidore, Jozy F 9 8 697 2 2 2/0
Arriola, Paul M 6 3 237 0 0 1/0
Beasley, DaMarcus D 2 2 152 0 0 1/0
Bedoya, Alejandro M 4 0 120 0 1
1/0
Besler, Matt D 5 5 440 0 0 2/0
Bingham, David GK 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Birnbaum, Steve D 0 0 0
0
0 0/0
Bradley, Michael M 10 10 900 2 0 1/0
Brooks, John D 4 4 340 0
0
1/0
Cameron, Geoff D 5 4 356 0 0 1/0
Carter-Vickers, Cameron D 0 0 0 0
0 0/0
Chandler, Timmy D 2
2
163
0 0 2/0
Dempsey, Clint F 7 5 420 4
0 1/0
Feilhaber, Benny M 1 0 6 0 0 0/0
Gonzalez, Omar D 8 8 720 0 0
1/0
Gooch, Lynden M 1
0 21
0 0 0/0
Gordon, Alan F 0 0 0 0
0
0/0
Green, Julian F 0 0 0 0
0
0/0
Guzan, Brad GK 4 3 321 0 0 0/0
Horvath, Ethan GK 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Howard, Tim GK 7 7 579
0
0
0/0
Johannsson, Aron F 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Johnson, Fabian M 4 4 330 0 0 0/0
Jones, Jermaine M 3
3
238
0 0 1/0
Kljestan, Sacha M 1
0 17
0 0 0/0
Lletget, Sabastian M 1
1
18
1
0 0/0
McCarty, Dax M 1 0 33 0 0 0/0
Morris, Jordan F 2 1 96 0 0 0/0
Nagbe, Darlington M 8 7 604 0 0 0/0
Orozco, Michael D 1
0 10
0 0 0/0
Pulisic, Christian M 10 10 842 4 3
0/0
Ream, Tim D 4 3 290 0 0 0/0
Rimando, Nick GK 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Stanko, Caleb M 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Villafaña, Jorge D 6 6 497 0 0 0/0
Wondolowski, Chris F 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Wood, Bobby F 8 6 553 2 0 0/0
William, Yarbrough GK 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Yedlin, DeAndre D 5 4 377
0 1 1/0
Zimmerman, Walker D 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Zusi, Graham M 6 3 285 0 0 0/0
Own Goal 0
Totals
10 10 900 17 13 14/0
Opponent Totals
10 10 900 13 9 20/2

World Cup Qualifying Final Round Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Guzan, Brad
4 3 321
3 7 0 1.96 0-2-2
Howard, Tim
7 7 579 14 6 3 0.93
3-2-1
Totals 10 10 900 17 13 3 1.30
3-4-3
Opponent Totals 10 10 900 13 17 2 1.70
4-3-3
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