The Sports Examiner: Goal! Jozy Altidore & U.S. a step closer to Russia

PALM DESERT, Sep. 8, 2016 – There was plenty of worry heading into the U.S. men’s national team game against Trinidad & Tobago in the final World Cup qualifying match in Group C of the CONCACAF region.

No need; the U.S. won 4-0 behind two goals from striker Jozy Altidore and brilliant play from 17-year-old Christian Pulisic. Now it’s on to the six-team final round – a.k.a. The Hexagonal – to determine who will get to play in Russia in 2018: find the full schedule, along with your all-in-one briefing on the top events in international sport:

  • Lane One: Don’t forget about the Paralympics;
  • Athletics: 10 events to watch at Friday’s Diamond League final in Brussels;
  • Cycling/Mountain Bike: Can anyone beat Rachel Atherton?
  • Cycling/Road: Quintana to face one more charge at La Vuelta;
  • Wrestling: U.S. future shines bright at the World Junior Championships!

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