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Six Concacaf Teams Advanced From Round 1 Of WCQ; Here's The Threat They Pose To The USMNT

The first round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying is in the books. In March a total of 30 nations —29 if you account for Saint Lucia withdrawing — battled for six precious spots. On Tuesday, the final qualifying games were played as six nations punched their tickets for round two of Concacaf World Cup qualifying.

If you need a refresher on Concacaf’s World Cup qualifying format, then I recommend the video below. The dates aren’t accurate — you can thank Covid for that — but the format remains the same.

What The World Looked Like The Last Time The USMNT Beat Mexico

The U.S. men's national team defeated Mexico in a highly contested match on Sunday to win the CONCACAF Nations League, marking the country’s first competitive victory over its rivals since September 10th, 2013.

The fruitless streak continued so long that I personally graduated middle school, high school and was just one year away from graduating college before the U.S. was victorious again. Christian Pulisic, the American captain who scored the go-ahead goal, was just 14 years old when the U.S. last claimed victory. 

USMNT Fans No Longer Have To Sleep With One Eye Open; Trinidad Has Been Slain

The past weekend was about as good as it gets for USMNT fans. The result top of mind will be the exhilarating, tumultuous triumph against Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League final. But there was another interesting result that happened in the Caribbean that American fans might have missed.

Trinidad and Tobago has been eliminated from World Cup contention.

10 Jugadores Diferentes Anotaron En El 10-0 De Guatemala Sobre San Vicente Y Las Granadinas

San Vicente y las Granadinas visitó a Guatemala, en la primera fase de las Clasificatorias Concacaf para el Mundial de Catar, con la misión de no volver a casa con una maleta extra llena de goles. Por lo mismo, entraron al Doroteo Guamuch Flores con una pobladísima línea de cinco defensores. Lamentablemente para ellos, el plan colapsó como un socavón en apenas 94 segundos. Eso le tomó a los chapines en convertir el primer tanto de una jornada que terminaría con un abultado 10-0.

We’re Seeing Prime John Brooks Right Now And It’s Masterful

The excitement around the USMNT is warranted. The quality of our young core is evident in the roll call of clubs they play for: Barcelona, Juventus, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund among them.

But the expectations have to be tempered. These players are still developing, which is also evident in the roles they play for those teams. Gio Reyna started the highest percentage of league games with BVB at 67.6%, followed by Dest with Barça (60.5%) and then Pulisic with the Blues (47.4%) and McKennie with the Old Lady (47.4%). 

Please Explain To Me Why The Second-Worst Nation In The World Has The Cleanest Jerseys

San Marino gets plenty of attention and scrutiny for being the worst national team in the world according to the FIFA men’s world rankings. I even wrote about San Marino the other day after the team scored its first goal in over a year.

Pulisic Ready To Ditch Super-Sub Role On Thursday In Return To USMNT

Fresh off his contributions in the UEFA Champions League final, Christian Pulisic is expected to start Thursday when the United States men's national team faces Honduras in a CONCACAF Nations League semifinal in Denver.

Pulisic came on as a substitute in the 66th minute of Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Porto, Portugal. In a prime scoring chance, Pulisic had a shot that went just wide of the left post with an opportunity to give Chelsea a two-goal lead.

¿Conca-MX? Los Clubes Mexicanos Siguen Mandando En La Liga De Campeones Concacaf

En México se respira, come y bebe fútbol. El balompié es el deporte rey en el mundo entero y en México no es la excepción. Los aztecas han invertido dantescas cantidades de dinero en su liga y en la adquisición de jugadores de enjundia, que pueden marcar la diferencia en momentos claves de un partido de fútbol. Igualmente, las categorías inferiores tampoco se quedan atrás. México se ha coronado dos veces en mundiales juveniles. La pregunta del millón: ¿Dónde juegan esas estrellas del Tri campeonas de los mundiales Sub-17 de 2005 y 2011 en la actualidad?

Restoring Parity: The Current CCL Format Has Been Detrimental To Smaller Clubs, But Change Is Coming

When the topic of the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) is discussed among American soccer fans, the inevitable focus is on the struggles of MLS sides in the competition.

Since the tournament was expanded and renamed in 2008, a Mexican side has won the title every season. More than half of the CCL finals have been contested between Liga MX teams and only four MLS sides have reached the final in that timespan.

The last American team to lift the trophy was LA Galaxy back in 2000, only the second MLS club to win in the 33 seasons of the competition up to that point.

América Y Cruz Azul Se Verán Las Caras En Una Nueva Edición Del Clásico Joven

El próximo sábado 17 de abril los protagonistas del célebre “Clásico Joven” se medirán por el liderato del torneo mexicano. América deberá imponerse si quiere alcanzar el sitial de honor del Campeonato. Por su parte, a la máquina cementera le sirve un empate para conservar el primer lugar. “Clásico Joven” no tan joven, o más clásico que joven. Rivalidad de vieja data, que ensalza la pasión desbordada que en México se tiene por el fútbol.