WCQ: USA will play T&T in Jacksonville

The USA will close out the semifinal round of World Cup 2018 qualifying against Trinidad & Tobago Sept. 6 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. U.S. Soccer also announced pre-Copa Centenario friendly games against Ecuador on May 25 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, and Bolivia on May 28, at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

The USA is perfect at EverBank Field, winning friendly matches against Israel in 1997 (2-1), Germany in 1999 (3-0), Scotland in 2012 (5-1) and Nigeria in 2014 (2-1). Before it plays T&T, it will play its final round game against St. Vincent & the Grenadines four days earlier.

The USA holds a 2-0-1 record in senior international matches in Frisco. It last played there in 2015, opening the Gold Cup with a 2-1 victory over Honduras. It is also unbeaten at Children's Mercy Park (formerly Sporting Park) with a 3-0-1 record.

The USA holds a 2-5-5 record against Ecuador in a series that dates back to 1984. The teams last played each other in 2014, drawing, 1-1, in a match that was the farewell match for Landon Donovan.

The USA has never beaten Bolivia and will carry a 0-2-4 all-time record into the match in Kansas City.

advertisement

advertisement

1 comment about "WCQ: USA will play T&T in Jacksonville".
  1. Kevin Leahy, March 29, 2016 at 6:46 p.m.

    We should make them play in Portland or Seattle. Florida is like a home game for them.

Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications