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The Daily Dirt, September 6: The World I Know

Big day of World Cup qualifying ahead

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Colombia at USA Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

So I’m assuming many Atlanta United fans are hoping for the U.S. victory tonight, but alongside a Kenwyne Jones goal for Trinidad and Tobago...

Barring some unexpected margins, the U.S. will join Trinidad and Tobago in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. A win or draw for the U.S. gets them through. A loss will as well, as long the margin of the loss combined with the margin of victory for a Guatemala win over St. Vincent does not overturn the goal differential of twelve.

Other big games in World Cup qualifying to keep an eye on today:

  • 2:45 p.m.: Sweden vs. Netherlands on ESPN2, Belarus vs. France on FS2, Switzerland vs. Portugal on FS1
  • 7:00 p.m.: Venezuela vs. Argentina on beIN Sports
  • 8:00 p.m.: U.S.A. vs. Trinidad and Tobago on FS1
  • 8:45 p.m.: Brazil vs. Colombia on beIN Sports
  • 10:00 p.m.: Mexico vs. Honduras on FS1, Canada vs. El Salvador on UniMas


Our own Eric Quintana takes a look at Sacha Kljestan’s return to the U.S. National Team (Stars and Stripes FC)

A call for more Christian Pulisic and Sacha Kljestan tonight (MLS)

What to watch for in tonight’s USMNT match with Trinidad and Tobago (Stars and Stripes FC)

A look at the expanded USWNT goalkeeper pool (FOX Soccer)

OKC Energy owners looking towards MLS with a land purchase that could be the home of a new stadium (MLS)


Canada has a very tough task ahead of them to survive the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying (MLS)

New president of CONCACAF has lots of work to do (Guardian)

Nicklas Bendtner to Nottingham Forest? (Guardian)