US Trinidad World Cup qual­i­fier in Couva, not Port of Spain 2017

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

The United States’ fi­nal game in re­gional World Cup qual­i­fy­ing against Trinidad and Tobago will be played at 10,000-seat Ato Boldon Sta­dium in Couva rather than 27,000-ca­pac­ity Hasely Craw­ford Sta­dium in the cap­i­tal of Port-of-Spain.

FIFA said Fri­day the Oct. 10 match will start at 8 p.m. EDT and will kick off si­mul­ta­ne­ously with the other two games on the fi­nal day of the hexag­o­nal: Mex­ico at Hon­duras and Costa Rica at Panama.

The U.S. plays Panama on Oct. 6 at Or­lando, Florida, be­fore head­ing to Panama and could head into the fi­nal day un­cer­tain of a berth for the first time since 1989. Paul Caligiuri scored at Na­tional Sta­dium, as Hasely Craw­ford was then known, for a 1-0 win that ad­vanced the U.S. to the World Cup for the first time since 1950.

Mex­ico has clinched one of the three berths from the North and Cen­tral Amer­i­can and Caribbean re­gion, and Costa Rica is on the verge of clinch­ing. Panama is third with 10 points, and the U.S. has nine, ahead of Hon­duras on goal dif­fer­ence.

The fourth-place team meets Aus­tralia or Syria in a home­and-home play­off for a berth.

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