United States at Trinidad and Tobago

Socceroos on the path to one of the world's most dangerous cities, San Pedro Sula in Honduras

Socceroos on the path to one of the world's most dangerous cities, San Pedro Sula in Honduras

This Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (5:00 PM Pacific) Trinidad & Tobago will host the United States at the Ato Boldon Stadium for a match in the CONCACAF 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. "They could do one of those TV shows on this".

Honduras looked poised to be in a playoff position heading into the final set of fixtures, as with 95 minutes on the clock in their previous match with Costa Rica, they were closing in on a 1-0 win.

"It definitely changes the way the game is going to look", Arena said.

The U.S. advances with a tie against Trinidad & Tobago unless Honduras defeats Mexico by at least 12 goals or if Panama somehow musters at least seven or eight goals away at Costa Rica. "USA soccer has come too far [since 1989] to miss the World Cup".

For the United States men's national team it's dèjá vu - and Trinidad and Tobago - all over again. "We are very aware of what happened to us in the United States, when they, being qualified, sent us to the playoffs for the World Cup in South Africa".

- Lose, and Honduras does not beat visiting Mexico and Panama does not defeat visiting Costa Rica. The U.S. could finish third with a loss if both Panama and Honduras fail to win their qualifying finales, but that's not something Bruce Arena & Co. will want to count on.

Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer, said the final decision on whether the field in Couva is playable will be made a few hours before kickoff by the game commissioner and the head referee.

But while Arena was struggling to remain diplomatic, it was clear that he and the rest of U.S. Soccer weren't happy with the conditions.

The U.S. would secure its eighth straight World Cup berth with a win and nearly certainly with a tie because of the Americans' superior goal difference.

"No one plays football on an athletic track, so I think there's a skewed approach to what is being reported".

Having appeared at every World Cup since, something bettered by only six nations, now they return looking to keep that ever-presence intact. "But if you look at some of groups in Europe, I'm not sure there's a great argument for saying that Germany's group, they're tremendously prepared to play in a World Cup due to their group play. We were broke", Caligiuri said. "We wouldn't be playing professional soccer".

Pulisic, 19, was injured in the second half of Friday's win. Otherwise, Trinidad and Tobago would qualify for the first time. He said the calf was improving, but the waterlogged sward limited the U.S.to jogging and some ball work behind the goal. "I got to move around a little bit, and see where I was at, so I was feeling pretty good". "We're going to play to win".

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