The United States Mens National Team’s quest to reach the World Cup for the first time since 2014 begins tonight in San Salvador as the Americans travel for Matchday 1 of CONCACAF’s new “Octagonal” qualification competition.
HOW TO WATCH
Thursday, September 2 – 10:05 p.m. ET
El Salvador vs. USA
San Salvador, El Salvador
CBS Sports Network, Paramount +, NBC Universo
- The USMNT plays its first match since Miles Robinson scored the game winner in the thrilling 1-0 win over Mexico for the Gold Up title. The USMNT has dominated the series, winning its last five matches against El Salvador with a +14 goal differential.
Atlanta United’s Miles Robinson is expected to play a significant role for the USMNT through this three-game international break after his breakout on the international stage in this summer’s Gold Cup-winning campaign. USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter raved about his performance and hinted that he’ll continue to be a key player for the team in this set of matches.
Gregg Berhalter on Miles Robinson. "He exceeded expectations at the Gold Cup and we're going to be looking for him to do that in qualifying." #USMNT #ATLUTD— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) August 26, 2021
Despite the Americans’ dominance over El Salvador historically, this version of the team led by Hugo Perez is a dangerous attacking team that can no doubt cause the USMNT issues.
DSS’s Five Stripes Tonight hosted a roundtable discussing it all: