Wednesday, September 09, 2009

US v. Trinidad & Tobago

Today the United States takes on Trinidad and Tobago in Round 4 of the CONCACAF 2010 World Cup qualification. A victory against El Salvador on Saturday has the US tied with Honduras at the top of the standings, though qualification for the World Cup can't come under any combination of wins and losses until a match in October against Honduras at the earliest. As a side note, twenty years ago the United States qualified for the 1990 World Cup with a 1-0 victory in Trinidad and Tobago, the first World Cup for the United States since 1950. It's not overstating the case to say that victory, combined with the United States hosting of the 1994 World Cup, has resulted in the consistent success US soccer has enjoyed both at home and abroad.

Anyway, enjoy today's game. Next summer can't get here fast enough, in my humble opinion.

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