USMNT Pulls Within Range of More Immediate, Long-Shot World Cup Qualifying Scenario

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Sports Illustrated

By Avi Creditor It would take a series of things breaking the U.S.’s way, but there is a pathway to Qatar that could open as soon as next week. The last time the U.S. men’s national team faced the long-shot scenario, things didn’t work out so well. The events of October 2017 are well-documented and have been dissected ad nauseam over the last four-plus years. The failure to qualify for the World Cup was very much a foundational issue, but had a series of events not gone the way they did on Oct. 10—an American loss to Trinidad & Tobago, Panama and Honduras wins over Costa Rica and Mexico, respe…

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