New Zealand proved a tougher opponent than expected, earning a well deserved 1–1 draw with the US on Tuesday night.
Articles written by: Jeremy Lane
So, the Union got about what we expected from their road-trip-from-Hell, and it doesn’t feel like quite enough. The playoffs still look likely, but is this team a disappointment, given their play earlier in the year?
Following a hard fought but somewhat ugly 2–0 win over the Cuba, the US takes on New Zealand in the final tune-up before the Hexagonal begins in November.
While the last three games included a couple of disappointing results (and disappointing might be putting it mildly), how have the Union set themselves up to finish the season?
Led by Hershey, PA’s, own Christian Pulisic, the US ran out 4–0 winners over Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night, in the process winning Group C and punching their ticket for the Hex.
The US plays its final game before the Hexagonal round of World Cup 2018 qualifying play on Tuesday night. A win will see them top the group.
On Friday, the USMNT plays St Vincent and the Grenadines, to be followed by Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, with qualification for the Hexagonal round of qualifying for World Cup 2018 on the line.