Big game tonight. The U.S. men’s national team hosts Honduras in a World Cup qualifier at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, at 6 p.m.
The federation has a preview video above, and here is other preview coverage from ESPN.com, SI.com, ProSoccerTalk, MLSsoccer.com and FOXSoccer.com. Here is another look at the standings in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying, and posted below is the U.S. schedule/results:
Feb. 6 — Honduras 2-1 USA
March 22 — USA 1-0 Costa Rico
March 26 — Mexico 0-0 USA
June 7 — Jamaica 1-2 USA
June 11 — USA 2-0 Panama
Tuesday — USA vs. Honduras (Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah)
Sept. 6 — Costa Rica vs. USA (Saprissa Stadium; San Jose, Costa Rica)
Sept. 10 — USA vs. Mexico (Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio)
Oct. 11 — USA vs. Jamaica (Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kansas)
Oct. 15 — Panama vs. USA (Rommel Fernandez Stadium; Panama City, Panama)
Now let’s get to some links:
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— First off, don’t miss this extremely fun read on an intern we have visiting from New Zealand who was trying to attend a Mariners game last week but accidentally ended up at the USA-Panama qualifier.
— Yanks Abroad caught up with Sounders FC’s DeAndre Yedlin as the Seattle native gets ready for the start of the FIFA U-20 World Cup this week. The U.S. starts group play against Spain on Friday.
— The league is pretty excited about a new weekly television show called “MLS Insider” that will debut on the NBC Sport Network on Friday. The show is headed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock, who made three documentaries in ESPN’s 30-for-30 series. More info here and here.
— There has been an arrest made in the death of a Seattle man trying to dribble a ball to Brazil before the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
— Around the league, here is the latest episode of Instant Replay, Vancouver’s Kenny Miller won MLS Player of the Week, and here are the referee assignments for the weekend (where there was some confusion as to whether Ricardo Salazar would be working the Sounders-Real Salt Lake game as a fourth official).
— How would things like if shots that hit the crossbar/post counted as a goal? The concept might have some flaws, but here is a look.