• Thursday Jun 08, 2017

    U.S. concentrates on T&T as Mexico awaits

    (l-r) Fabian Johnson, Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin during a USA's training session on June 7, 2017, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, USA. (Photo: Allan V. Crane/CA-images)

    COMMERCE CITY, Colorado -- With the highly-anticipated confrontation between the United States and Mexico slated for June 11, it could be easy to overlook the fact that the Americans are hosting Trinidad & Tobago in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier on Thursday night.

    The U.S. players, though, haven’t forgotten.

    "Huge game for us,” said striker Clint Dempsey. “Must win.”

    Both teams need victories, especially since they sit outside of the automatic qualifying places. The U.S. (1W-1D-2L, 4 points) sits fourth in the six-team table, while T&T (1W-0D-3L, 3) occupies last place.

    "I think Bruce [Arena, U.S. head coach] has got everyone pretty grounded, pretty focused on this game," goalkeeper Tim Howard commented. "Mexico will give us a world of trouble if we don't get the points here that we need. So, everyone knows what's at stake on Thursday."

    In 16 all-time WCQ meetings between them, the U.S. holds 12-1 advantage in wins over the Trinidadians, posting a 7W-1D-0L record at home.

    USA v TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
    All-Time World Cup Qualifying Results

    • 15.05.85 USA 2, Trinidad & Tobago 1
    • 19.95.85 USA 1, Trinidad & Tobago 0
    • 13.05.89 USA 1, Trinidad & Tobago 1
    • 19.11.89 Trinidad & Tobago 0, USA 1
    • 10.11.96 USA 2, Trinidad & Tobago 0
    • 24.11.96 Trinidad & Tobago 0, USA 1
    • 20.06.01 USA 2, Trinidad & Tobago 0
    • 11.11.01 Trinidad & Tobago 0, USA 0
    • 09.02.05 Trinidad & Tobago 1, USA 2
    • 17.08.05 USA 1, Trinidad & Tobago 0
    • 10.09.08 USA 3, Trinidad & Tobago 0
    • 15.10.08 Trinidad & Tobago 2, USA 1
    • 01.04.09 USA 3, Trinidad & Tobago 0
    • 09.09.09 Trinidad & Tobago 0, USA 1
    • 17.11.15 Trinidad & Tobago 0, USA 0
    • 06.09.16 USA 4, Trinidad & Tobago 0
  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Costa Rica int’l Campbell nears Real Betis return

Real Betis announced Monday that Costa Rica star Joel Campbell trained with the squad for the first time since being loaned to the La Liga side by Arsenal last month.

Gomez on Panama’s WCQ task: “It’s time for the hard part”

Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez was the face of calm following his team’s impressive 3-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago.

Giovani dos Santos earns 100th cap, makes mark for Mexico…again

Like he has done on many previous occasions, Giovani dos Santos made a difference for Mexico.

Costa Rica’s Ureña on goal: “I struck it with soul, life and heart”

An instant CONCACAF classic was punctuated by a memorable late strike from Marco Ureña that gave host Costa Rica a 1-1 draw Tuesday .

U.S. manages Honduras test, looks to “keep going”

For the first time since the qualifying cycle for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, the U.S.quest to secure a spot in competition will come down to the wire.