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Where #USMNT Stand Halfway Though World Cup Qualifying Hexagonal

Where #USMNT Stand Halfway Though World Cup Qualifying Hexagonal

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Hershey, PA born, Christian Pulisic has been given the reins to play a key role in the U.S. attack, and it paid off on Thursday, as he scored twice as USMNT beat Trinidad & Tobago 2-0.    


FROM SOCCER AMERICA/US SOCCER REPORTS
 
Last in the Hexagonal after two games under Jurgen Klinsmann, the USA is now in third place following its 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago.
It got help from Mexico, which beat Honduras, 3-0, but Costa Rica had to settle for a 0-0 tie with Panama at home after finishing the game with 10 players following the red card to Giancarlo Gonzalez.
Hexagonal Results:
MATCHDAY 5
June 8 in Commerce City, Colorado

USA 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0. Goals: Pulisic 52, 62.
USA — Howard; Yedlin, Cameron, Brooks, Villafana; Bradley, Johnson (Bedoya 74), Pulisic, Nagbe, Dempsey (Acosta 61), Altidore (Wood 83).
Trinidad & Tobago —J.-M. Williams; Edwards, Bateau, M.Williams, Cyrus; Molino, George, Hyland (Paul 76), J.Jones (Winchester 68); Lewis, Jones (Boatswain 82).
June 8 in San Jose
Costa Rica 0 Panama 0.
Costa Rica — Navas; Gonzalez, Acosta, Waston, Oviedo, Gamboa; Azofeifa (Guzman 69), Borges, Bolanos (Campbell 46), Ruiz; Venegas (Urena 87).
Panama — Penedo; Machado, R.Torres, Escobar, Ovalle; Gomez (Pimentel 79), Godoy, Cooper (Barcenas 62), Quintero; Diaz (Perez 75), Tejada.
June 8 in Mexico City
Mexico 3 Honduras 0. Goals: Alanis 35, Lozano 63, Jimenez 66.
Mexico — Ochoa; Salcedo, Reyes, Alanis, Reyes; Herrera, J. dos Santos, Vela; Corona (Peralta .69), G. dos Santos (Lozano 57), Jimenez.
Honduras — Escobar; Crisanto, Palacios, H.Figueroa, M. Figueroa; Izaguirre, Claros (Discua 71), Morazan, Martinez (Garcia 53); Andino (Quioto 57), Elis.
Hexagonal Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
13 Mexico 4-1-0 8/1
8 Costa Rica 2-2-1 7/3
7 USA 2-1-2 10/7
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6 Panama 1-3-1 2/2
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4 Honduras 1-1-3 4/12
3 Trin. & Tobago 1-0-4 2/8
Hexagonal Leading Scorers:
4 Clint Dempsey (USA)
3 Christian Pulisic (USA)
2 Christian Bolanos (Costa Rica)
2 Joel Campbell (Costa Rica)
2 Hirving Lozano (Mexico)
Hexagonal Schedule:
MATCHDAY 6
June 11
Mexico vs. USA
June 13

Panama vs. Honduras
Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago
MATCHDAY 7
September 1

USA vs. Costa Rica
Mexico vs. Panama
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Honduras
MATCHDAY 8
September 5

Honduras vs. USA
Panama vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Costa Rica vs. Mexico
MATCHDAY 9
October 6
USA vs. Panama
Costa Rica vs. Honduras
Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago
MATCHDAY 10
*October 10

Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA
Panama vs. Costa Rica
Honduras vs. Mexico
*Simultaneous kickoff.
Hexagonal Results:
MATCHDAY 4
March 28 in Panama City
USA 1 Panama 1. Goals: Dempsey 39; Gomez 43.
USA — Howard; Zusi, Gonzalez, Ream, Villafana; Pulisic, Bradley, Jones (Acosta, 75), Nagbe (Bedoya, 69); Dempsey, Altidore (Arriola, 82)
Panama — Penedo, Machado; Baloy, R.Torres, Ovalle; Gomez (Henriquez, 80), Godoy, Cooper, Quintero (Barcenas, 75); G.Torres (Arroyo, 83), Tejeda.

March 28 in San Pedro Sula
Honduras 1 Costa Rica 1. Goals: Lozano 34; Waston 68.
Honduras — Escober; Beckeles, H.Figueroa, M.Figueroa, Izaguirre; Najar (Andino 7; Garcia 72), Espinoza, Claros, Martinez (Discua 69); Elis, Lozano.
Costa Rica — Navas; Gamboa, Waston, Gonzalez, Umana (Guzman 46); Campbell (Tejeda 81), Azofeifa (Bolanos 54), Borges, Oviedo; Ruiz, Urena.
March 28 in Port of Spain
Trin. & Tobago 0 Mexico 1. Goal: Reyes 58.
Trin. & Tobago — J.M. Williams, Gonzales, M.Williams, David, Cyrus, J.Jones, Cato (Plaza 81), Hyland (Boucaud 65, Molino (Hector 80), George. K.Jones (Boatswain 66).
Mexico —
Talavera; Salcedo (Gallardo 68), Araujo, Moreno, Reyes (Pineda 75); Reyes, Layun, Molina, Herrera; Jimenez (Vela 57), Hernandez.

MATCHDAY 3

March 24 in San Jose
USA 6 Honduras 0. Goals: Lletget 5, Bradley 27, Dempsey 32, 49, 54, Pulisic 46.
USA — Howard; Villafana, Gonzalez, Brooks (Ream, 70), Cameron (Zusi, 59); Bradley, Lletget (Bedoya, 18), Pulisic, Nagbe; Dempsey, Altidore.
Honduras — Escober; Izaguirre, M.Figueroa, H.Figueroa, Alvarado, Beckeles; Claros, Espinoza; Quioto (Andino, 43), Najar (Morazan, 61), Elis.
March 24 in Port of Spain
Trin. & Tobago 1 Panama 0. Goal: Molino 37.
Trin. & Tobago — J.M. Williams, Gonzales, M.Williams, Edwards, Cyrus, J.Jones, Cato (Garcia 65), Hyland, Molino (Hector 80), George. K.Jones (Boatswain 84).
Panama — Penedo; Machado (Murillo 75), Baloy, R.Torres, Ovalle, Cooper, Henriquez, Godoy, Barcenas (G.Torres 64), Arroyo, Quintero (Tejada 59).

March 24 in Mexico City
Mexico 2 Costa Rica 0.
Goals: Hernandez 7, Araujo 45.
Mexico — Ochoa, Moreno, Araujo, Salcedo, Layun, dos Santos, Herrera, Marquez (Molina 61), Vela, Hernandez (Jimenez 66), Peralta (Damm 46).
Costa Rica — Navas, Calvo, Gonzalez, Acosta, Matarrita, Borges, Azofeifa (Guzman 61), Bolanos (Campbell 54), Ruiz. Venegas (Urena, 80).
MATCHDAY 2
Nov. 15 in San Jose
Costa Rica 4 USA 0. Goals: Venegas 44, Bolanos 68, Campbell 74, 78.
USA — Guzan; Chandler, Gonzalez, Brooks, Besler; Johnson (Zusi, 77), Bradley, Jones (Kljestan, 74), Pulisic (Gooch, 70); Altidore, Wood.
Costa Rica — Navas; Salvatierra, Waston, Acosta, Umana, Matarrita; Bolanos, Azofeifa (Tejeda, 70), Borges, Ruiz (Wallace, 84); Venegas (Campbell, 67).

Nov. 15 in Panama City

Panama 0 Mexico 0.
Panama — Penedo; Machado, R.Torres, Escobar, Ovalle; Gomez (Godoy), Amilcar, Barcenas (Taylor 77), Quintero; Perez, G.Torres (Tejada 79).
Mexico — Ochoa; Reyes (Duenas 46), Araujo, Moreno, Layun; J. dos Santos, Marquez (Herrera 74), Fabian; G. dos Santos (Lozano 60), Jimenez, Hernandez.

Nov. 15 in San Pedro Sula

Honduras 3 Trinidad & Tobago 1. Goals: Quioto 15, Izaguirre 18, Hernandez 80; Mitchell 50.
Honduras — Escober; Izaguirre, H.Figueroa, M.Figueroa, Beckeles; Martinez (Discua 68), Espinoza, Claros, B.Garcia (Mejia 93+); Quioto (Hernandez 68), Elis.
Trinidad & Tobago — J.M. Williams (Phillip 9); Bateau, Mitchell, Cyrus, David; George, Hyland, Cato, J.Jones (L.Garcia 71); K.Jones, Caesar (Plaza 75).
MATCHDAY 1
Nov. 11 in Columbus, Ohio
USA 1 Mexico 2.
Goals: Wood 49; Layun 20, Marquez 89.
USA —
Howard (Guzan, 40); Chandler (Yedlin 74), Gonzalez, Brooks, Besler (Orozco, 81); Johnson, Bradley, Jones; Pulisic, Altidore, Wood.
Mexico —
Talavera; Marquez, Reyes (Ayala, 46), Layun, dos Santos, Vela (Lozano, 73), Hernandez, Moreno, Herrera, Corona, Guardado (Salcedo, 28).
Att:
24,650.
Nov. 11 in San Pedro Sula
Honduras 0 Panama 1. Goal: Escobar 22.
Honduras — Escober, M.Figueroa, H.Figueroa, Beckeles, Oseguera, Mejia (Discua 46), Martinez, Claros, Reyes (Hernandez 59), Quioto (Garcia 60), Elis.
Panama — Penedo, Baloy, Escobar, Godoy (Henriquez 54), Barcenas, Ovalle (Miller 36), Gomez, Machado, Quintero, Cooper (G.Torres 90), Perez.

Nov. 11 in Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago 0 Costa Rica 2. Goals: Bolanos 65, Matarrita 90.
Trinidad & Tobago — J.-M. Williams; Mitchell, Bateau, Cyrus, David, J.Jones, J.Williams (Boucaud 67), Hyland, Cato (Garcia 75), George, K.Jones (Plaza 79).
Costa Rica — Navas; Acosta, Waston, Calvo (Umana 41), Matarrita, Azofeifa, Borges, Gamboa, Bolanos, Ruiz (Venegas 78), Urena (Campbell 58).

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets including Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, and more. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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