The U.S. men’s national team has the first hurdle in their push to qualify for an 8th consecutive FIFA World Cup on the schedule after the CONCACAF Semifinal Round qualification schedule was announced earlier this week.
|USMNT CONCACAF 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Schedule – Semifinal – Group C|
|Nov. 13||USA v Vin/Aru*||Busch Stadium||On Sale Aug. 5||–|
|Nov. 17||Trinidad & Tobago v USA||TBA||TBA||–|
|March 25, 16||Atg-Gua+ vs USA||TBA||TBA||–|
|March 29, 16||USA v Atg-Gua+||TBA||TBA||–|
|Sept 2, 16||Vin/Aru* vs USA||TBA||TBA||–|
|Sept 6, 16||USA v Trinidad & Tobago||TBA||TBA||–|
|* – Winner of St. Vincent & The Grenadines/Aruba Third Round Qualifying tie|
|+ – Winner of Antigua and Barbuda/Guatemala Third Round Qualifying tie|
Jurgen Klinsmann’s side was placed in Group C along with Trinidad & Tobago as well as the winners of St. Vincent & The Grenadines/Aruba and Antigua and Barbuda/Guatemala. It is probably the easiest of the 3 groups with Group A including Mexico, Honduras and the winners of Curaçao/El Salvador and Canada/Belize and Group B including Costa Rica and Panama and the winners of Grenada/Haiti and Jamaica/Nicaragua.
The top 2 teams from each group advance to the final hexagonal. The top 3 teams from the hexagonal will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia while the 4th place finisher will face a team from the Asian Confederation in a home/away playoff for another spot in Russia.
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