ASN Morning Read: A Game Against New Zealand
The United States men's national team will take on the Kiwis during the FIFA window in October. Is it a good match for them?; the American women dissapointed in Brazil. Are we worried?
BY Noah Davis Posted
August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016
- "The U.S. MNT makes its last push ahead of its would-be Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying with a return to iconic RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11 to face New Zealand. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast on the ESPN networks and UniMas. The game will mark just the third time the U.S. has played the five-time Oceania Football Association champions. Just as this game serves as a tune-up for the Hexagonal, the two nations last met in the MNT’s final warm-up game before heading to the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup in France. On that day in Richmond, the U.S. sported retro uniforms while collecting a 2-1 win. Four years earlier, the U.S. defeated the Kiwis by the same 2-1 score line in their opening match of the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico."
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- "So yeah, Jozy's back for now. It's meant goals and assists, and a five-game unbeaten streak for TFC. It's meant more space for Giovinco to play with, and we know what he can do with that. It and it means a looming battle for the starting spot when World Cup qualifying resumes next month. This is all a very good thing for club and country. Altidore may not have taken the career path most hoped for or expected, but if you watch him closely next time he takes the field, and evaluate exactly who he is when he's out there, I think you'll like what you're seeing."
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