While only a draw against El Salvador is needed on Monday night for the USMNT to reach the final round of the CONCACAF Nations League, the team will be looking for a statement victory in their last competitive match before the summer’s tournaments.
The USMNT’s road to defending their inaugural CONCACAF Nations League crown will lead them to Las Vegas, after the Nevada city was announced to be the host of the semifinals and final in mid-June.
Just when the U.S. men’s national team looked like they were headed for defeat, Jordan Morris came to the rescue with a stoppage-time goal to steal a precious point against El Salvador in their CONCACAF Nations League Group D clash at a soggy Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador on Tuesday night.
The USMNT’s long, four-game international window finally comes to an end on Tuesday, when they travel to El Salvador in their second CONCACAF Nations League group-stage game, looking to avoid falling into the same trap as nine months ago.
The United States men’s national team is headed back to the World Cup, but before they go to Qatar, they have some business to handle in CONCACAF as the Nations League draw saw them placed with El Salvador and Grenada in League A Group D.
Ahead of what is likely the USMNT’s final qualifier before securing a trip to Qatar, head coach Gregg Berhalter hailed the growth of the team through what has been a grueling seven-month, 14-game stretch.
After a very frustrating first half, the United States men’s national team finally got on the scoreboard through Antonee Robinson as they came away with an ugly win against a stingy El Salvador at Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday.