Where #USMNT Stand Halfway Though World Cup Qualifying Hexagonal

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Hershey, PA born, Christian Pulisic has been given the reins to play a key role in the U.S. attack, and it paid off on Thursday, as he scored twice as USMNT beat Trinidad & Tobago 2-0.    

FROM SOCCER AMERICA/US SOCCER REPORTS

 

Last in the Hexagonal after two games under Jurgen Klinsmann, the USA is now in third place following its 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago.

It got help from Mexico, which beat Honduras, 3-0, but Costa Rica had to settle for a 0-0 tie with Panama at home after finishing the game with 10 players following the red card to Giancarlo Gonzalez.

Hexagonal Results:
MATCHDAY 5
June 8 in Commerce City, Colorado

USA 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0. Goals: Pulisic 52, 62.
USA — Howard; Yedlin, Cameron, Brooks, Villafana; Bradley, Johnson (Bedoya 74), Pulisic, Nagbe, Dempsey (Acosta 61), Altidore (Wood 83).
Trinidad & Tobago —J.-M. Williams; Edwards, Bateau, M.Williams, Cyrus; Molino, George, Hyland (Paul 76), J.Jones (Winchester 68); Lewis, Jones (Boatswain 82).

June 8 in San Jose
Costa Rica 0 Panama 0.
Costa Rica — Navas; Gonzalez, Acosta, Waston, Oviedo, Gamboa; Azofeifa (Guzman 69), Borges, Bolanos (Campbell 46), Ruiz; Venegas (Urena 87).
Panama — Penedo; Machado, R.Torres, Escobar, Ovalle; Gomez (Pimentel 79), Godoy, Cooper (Barcenas 62), Quintero; Diaz (Perez 75), Tejada.

June 8 in Mexico City
Mexico 3 Honduras 0. Goals: Alanis 35, Lozano 63, Jimenez 66.
Mexico — Ochoa; Salcedo, Reyes, Alanis, Reyes; Herrera, J. dos Santos, Vela; Corona (Peralta .69), G. dos Santos (Lozano 57), Jimenez.
Honduras — Escobar; Crisanto, Palacios, H.Figueroa, M. Figueroa; Izaguirre, Claros (Discua 71), Morazan, Martinez (Garcia 53); Andino (Quioto 57), Elis.

Hexagonal Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
13 Mexico 4-1-0 8/1
8 Costa Rica 2-2-1 7/3
7 USA 2-1-2 10/7
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6 Panama 1-3-1 2/2
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4 Honduras 1-1-3 4/12
3 Trin. & Tobago 1-0-4 2/8

Hexagonal Leading Scorers:
4 Clint Dempsey (USA)
3 Christian Pulisic (USA)
2 Christian Bolanos (Costa Rica)
2 Joel Campbell (Costa Rica)
2 Hirving Lozano (Mexico)

Hexagonal Schedule:
MATCHDAY 6
June 11
Mexico vs. USA
June 13

Panama vs. Honduras
Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago
MATCHDAY 7
September 1

USA vs. Costa Rica
Mexico vs. Panama
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Honduras
MATCHDAY 8
September 5

Honduras vs. USA
Panama vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Costa Rica vs. Mexico
MATCHDAY 9
October 6
USA vs. Panama
Costa Rica vs. Honduras
Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago
MATCHDAY 10
*October 10

Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA
Panama vs. Costa Rica
Honduras vs. Mexico
*Simultaneous kickoff.

Hexagonal Results:
MATCHDAY 4
March 28 in Panama City
USA 1 Panama 1. Goals: Dempsey 39; Gomez 43.
USA — Howard; Zusi, Gonzalez, Ream, Villafana; Pulisic, Bradley, Jones (Acosta, 75), Nagbe (Bedoya, 69); Dempsey, Altidore (Arriola, 82)
Panama — Penedo, Machado; Baloy, R.Torres, Ovalle; Gomez (Henriquez, 80), Godoy, Cooper, Quintero (Barcenas, 75); G.Torres (Arroyo, 83), Tejeda.

March 28 in San Pedro Sula
Honduras 1 Costa Rica 1. Goals: Lozano 34; Waston 68.
Honduras — Escober; Beckeles, H.Figueroa, M.Figueroa, Izaguirre; Najar (Andino 7; Garcia 72), Espinoza, Claros, Martinez (Discua 69); Elis, Lozano.
Costa Rica — Navas; Gamboa, Waston, Gonzalez, Umana (Guzman 46); Campbell (Tejeda 81), Azofeifa (Bolanos 54), Borges, Oviedo; Ruiz, Urena.

March 28 in Port of Spain
Trin. & Tobago 0 Mexico 1. Goal: Reyes 58.
Trin. & Tobago — J.M. Williams, Gonzales, M.Williams, David, Cyrus, J.Jones, Cato (Plaza 81), Hyland (Boucaud 65, Molino (Hector 80), George. K.Jones (Boatswain 66).
Mexico —
Talavera; Salcedo (Gallardo 68), Araujo, Moreno, Reyes (Pineda 75); Reyes, Layun, Molina, Herrera; Jimenez (Vela 57), Hernandez.

MATCHDAY 3

March 24 in San Jose
USA 6 Honduras 0. Goals: Lletget 5, Bradley 27, Dempsey 32, 49, 54, Pulisic 46.
USA — Howard; Villafana, Gonzalez, Brooks (Ream, 70), Cameron (Zusi, 59); Bradley, Lletget (Bedoya, 18), Pulisic, Nagbe; Dempsey, Altidore.
Honduras — Escober; Izaguirre, M.Figueroa, H.Figueroa, Alvarado, Beckeles; Claros, Espinoza; Quioto (Andino, 43), Najar (Morazan, 61), Elis.

March 24 in Port of Spain
Trin. & Tobago 1 Panama 0. Goal: Molino 37.
Trin. & Tobago — J.M. Williams, Gonzales, M.Williams, Edwards, Cyrus, J.Jones, Cato (Garcia 65), Hyland, Molino (Hector 80), George. K.Jones (Boatswain 84).
Panama — Penedo; Machado (Murillo 75), Baloy, R.Torres, Ovalle, Cooper, Henriquez, Godoy, Barcenas (G.Torres 64), Arroyo, Quintero (Tejada 59).

March 24 in Mexico City
Mexico 2 Costa Rica 0.
Goals: Hernandez 7, Araujo 45.
Mexico — Ochoa, Moreno, Araujo, Salcedo, Layun, dos Santos, Herrera, Marquez (Molina 61), Vela, Hernandez (Jimenez 66), Peralta (Damm 46).
Costa Rica — Navas, Calvo, Gonzalez, Acosta, Matarrita, Borges, Azofeifa (Guzman 61), Bolanos (Campbell 54), Ruiz. Venegas (Urena, 80).

MATCHDAY 2
Nov. 15 in San Jose
Costa Rica 4 USA 0. Goals: Venegas 44, Bolanos 68, Campbell 74, 78.
USA — Guzan; Chandler, Gonzalez, Brooks, Besler; Johnson (Zusi, 77), Bradley, Jones (Kljestan, 74), Pulisic (Gooch, 70); Altidore, Wood.
Costa Rica — Navas; Salvatierra, Waston, Acosta, Umana, Matarrita; Bolanos, Azofeifa (Tejeda, 70), Borges, Ruiz (Wallace, 84); Venegas (Campbell, 67).

Nov. 15 in Panama City

Panama 0 Mexico 0.
Panama — Penedo; Machado, R.Torres, Escobar, Ovalle; Gomez (Godoy), Amilcar, Barcenas (Taylor 77), Quintero; Perez, G.Torres (Tejada 79).
Mexico — Ochoa; Reyes (Duenas 46), Araujo, Moreno, Layun; J. dos Santos, Marquez (Herrera 74), Fabian; G. dos Santos (Lozano 60), Jimenez, Hernandez.

Nov. 15 in San Pedro Sula

Honduras 3 Trinidad & Tobago 1. Goals: Quioto 15, Izaguirre 18, Hernandez 80; Mitchell 50.
Honduras — Escober; Izaguirre, H.Figueroa, M.Figueroa, Beckeles; Martinez (Discua 68), Espinoza, Claros, B.Garcia (Mejia 93+); Quioto (Hernandez 68), Elis.
Trinidad & Tobago — J.M. Williams (Phillip 9); Bateau, Mitchell, Cyrus, David; George, Hyland, Cato, J.Jones (L.Garcia 71); K.Jones, Caesar (Plaza 75).

MATCHDAY 1
Nov. 11 in Columbus, Ohio
USA 1 Mexico 2.
Goals: Wood 49; Layun 20, Marquez 89.
USA —
Howard (Guzan, 40); Chandler (Yedlin 74), Gonzalez, Brooks, Besler (Orozco, 81); Johnson, Bradley, Jones; Pulisic, Altidore, Wood.
Mexico —
Talavera; Marquez, Reyes (Ayala, 46), Layun, dos Santos, Vela (Lozano, 73), Hernandez, Moreno, Herrera, Corona, Guardado (Salcedo, 28).
Att:
24,650.

Nov. 11 in San Pedro Sula
Honduras 0 Panama 1. Goal: Escobar 22.
Honduras — Escober, M.Figueroa, H.Figueroa, Beckeles, Oseguera, Mejia (Discua 46), Martinez, Claros, Reyes (Hernandez 59), Quioto (Garcia 60), Elis.
Panama — Penedo, Baloy, Escobar, Godoy (Henriquez 54), Barcenas, Ovalle (Miller 36), Gomez, Machado, Quintero, Cooper (G.Torres 90), Perez.

Nov. 11 in Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago 0 Costa Rica 2. Goals: Bolanos 65, Matarrita 90.
Trinidad & Tobago — J.-M. Williams; Mitchell, Bateau, Cyrus, David, J.Jones, J.Williams (Boucaud 67), Hyland, Cato (Garcia 75), George, K.Jones (Plaza 79).
Costa Rica — Navas; Acosta, Waston, Calvo (Umana 41), Matarrita, Azofeifa, Borges, Gamboa, Bolanos, Ruiz (Venegas 78), Urena (Campbell 58).

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