World Cup qualifying resumes in CONCACAF on Friday’s soccer TV schedule with the USMNT looking for three points at home against Panama. Costa Rica hosts Honduras and Mexico is at home against Trinidad & Tobago. There are also World Cup qualifiers on the schedule from Europe and Africa and the U-17 World Cup begins in India.
USMNT vs Panama at 7:30pm on ESPN2. All USMNT fans know what’s at stake at Orlando City Stadium. The USMNT needs three points in pursuit of an automatic World Cup qualifying spot. The pressure has been on the USMNT since a rough start to the Hexagonal round of qualifying last November. They enter the final two games in 4th-place, trailing Panama by a point.
“The point in Honduras obviously made all the difference in terms of us now controlling our own destiny going into these last two games,” USMNT player Tim Howard said. “When you start this Hex campaign, that’s what you’re hoping for. You’re hoping to get into October in a position to qualify and only worry about yourself. Here we are.”
Also in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, the Costa Rica vs Honduras game is now on Saturday due to weather concerns. Mexico vs Trinidad & Tobago is on FS1 at 10:30pm. UEFA World Cup qualifying on Fox Deportes: Georgia vs Wales at 12pm. On FS2: Italy vs Macedonia at 2:45pm. ESPN Deportes has Spain vs Albania at 2:45pm. CAF World Cup qualifying on beIN Sport: Mali vs Ivory Coast at 3pm.
U-17 World Cup on NBC Universo: Colombia vs Ghana at 7:30am and India vs USMNT at 10:30am (also on FS2). All Times Eastern