World Cup Qualifying CONCACAF Standings: USMNT Strengthens Position

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Fans of the United States men’s soccer team should start researching travel options to Russia.

USA moved to within touching distance of a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on Friday night when it defeated Panama 4-0. The victory propelled USA over Panama into third place — and the final automatic qualification spot —  in the CONCACAF hexagonal standings, which you can see below.

Mexico defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 on Friday night to all but confirm its place atop the CONCACAF standings in the final reckoning.

Costa Rica will host Honduras on Saturday evening in a game CONCACAF postponed due to a tropical storm. The result of that contest will bear significantly on USA’s World Cup qualifying hopes, as a Costar Rica win would virtually assure the U.S. at least a spot in the inter-continental playoffs next month.

Up next for USA
Team USA will visit Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, and a victory over the “Soca Warriors” will clinch its place in the World Cup for the eighth consecutive cycle.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

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