OnScene: Updates from the U.S.' World Cup qualifying win vs. Panama
ORLANDO, Fla. -- ESPN FC was OnScene for Friday's World Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Panama, which the Americans won convincingly to move into third place in the CONCACAF table with one match to play.
Friday, Oct. 6
And that's a wrap. U.S. wins 4-0 move up to third in table
Herc likes the diamond
Panama in disarray trailing 4-0
Pulisic subbed off to a rousing ovation
The fans stand as one. Pulisic comes off. He played an hour but owned the night.— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) October 7, 2017
Jozy's cheeky second from the penalty spot
Altidore puts U.S. up 2-0 from Pulisic assist
Pulisic has U.S. in front early
Look what The Kid just did. 1-0. Dreamland start for #USMNT.— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) October 6, 2017
The teams take the field
U.S. XI has Tim Howard in goal, Clint Dempsey on bench
How did U.S. get in this unthinkable position?
On Howard getting the start in goal
I know there was some talk about whether Howard should start tonight but in a game like this, can understand Arena going w his vet.— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) October 6, 2017
And Julie and Sebastian on the sidelines...
Ian Darke in the ESPN booth and ready to roll
Ready to go in Orlando for huge USA v Panama qualifier -ESPN2 at 7et pic.twitter.com/8lYDLMhQiy— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) October 6, 2017
Pulisic and the U.S. team arrive
Who ya got?
No shortage of patriotic support here!
From the tunnel to the field
Just about nine hours until kickoff...
Twellman: The U.S. need to show Panama which team is at home
It's gameday. Here's a look at what's at stake for the U.S.
Thursday, Oct. 5
The coach addresses the American Outlaws
And what of the USMNT's opponents?
No further text...
The U.S. squad trains inside Orlando City Stadium
Zusi puts it succintly
Might the U.S. miss the World Cup party?
So, what's the U.S. game plan?
Arena: "I think we are going to go out there and try to win this game from minute 1." Seems like a sound strategy to me. #USAvPAN— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) October 5, 2017
Arena meets the media
Wednesday, Oct. 4
EXCLUSIVE: Howard guarantees U.S. will qualify
History not on the side of the U.S.
USA aim to defy Hex history to qualify automatically for World Cup. The best any team with 9 pts after 8 games has done is a play off.— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) October 5, 2017
U.S. will be fearless, says Bradley
Arena gets the band back together
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Preparations have begun ahead of Friday's key game
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