Six Sounders FC players referred to as into 2018 FIFA Globe Cup Qualifiers
Six Sounders FC players happen to be called-in to national team duty for a pair 2018 FIFA Planet Cup Qualifying matches, including today's announcement that forward Jordan Morris has been named to Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. Men's National Team squad for its final two Group Stage matches of CONCACAF qualifying. Midfielder Nicol's Lodeiro has been named to the Uruguayan National Team for CONMEBOL qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay, whilst defenders Román Torres and Joevin Jones happen to be called-in to Panama and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively, as their squads vie for advancement for the final Hexagonal Round of CONCACAF qualifying. Moreover, St. Vincent along with the Grenadines has called-in forwards Oalex Anderson and Myron Samuel for their final two fixtures in CONCACAF Group C action.
Morris and also the USMNT play its final two matches of Group Stage play, with Klinsmann's squad sitting second in Group C with seven points (2-1-1), 3 points behind Trinidad and Tobago. Morris is set to face Anderson and Samuel when the U.S. travels to Arnos Vale to take on St. Vincent and also the Grenadines on Friday, September two (12:30 p.m. PT / beIN SPORT). The U.S. then hosts group leader Trinidad and Tobago to close out Group C action at EverBank Field in Jacksonville on Tuesday, September 6 (5:00 p.m. PT / FS1, UniMas). With Klinsmann's squad controlling its own destiny, a pair of wins would guarantee a spot inside the Hexagonal, though clinching a spot with a win Friday would also need a Guatemala loss to Trinidad and Tobago.
In CONACACF Group Stage qualifying for the 2018 FIFA Planet Cup, the top two teams in each and every with the three groups advance towards the final Hexagonal Round. The leading 3 teams from the Hex automatically advancing to Planet Cup, although the fourth-place side faces the fifth-place qualifier in the Asian Football Confederation for a spot in Russia.
Just six games in to the 18-match final CONMEBOL qualifying round amongst ten teams, the prime 4 teams in the table advance automatically for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, though the fifth team plays in an inter-confederation playoff against the winner in the Oceania Football Conference for a spot to play in Russia.
Anderson and Samuel join St. Vincent as well as the Grenadines since it plays its final two matches of 2018 FIFA Globe Cup qualifying play. Just after the Vincy Heat take on the U.S. at house in Arnos Vale next Friday, the travel to face Guatemala on Tuesday, September two in Guatemala City at four:15 p.m. PT. Winless in four matches in Group C play, Vincy Heat have already been eliminated from contention to get a spot within the Hexagonal.
After a 1-1 midweek draw at Houston on Wednesday, Sounders FC (9-12-4, 31 points) head to Portland for a nationally televised Cascadia clash at Providence Park. Kickoff on Sunday is set for two:00 p.m. PT using a national broadcast on ESPN, too as neighborhood radio coverage on KIRO Radio 97.three FM and El Rey 1360 AM. Just two points shy of Portland for the sixth and final postseason position in the Western Conference, Seattle is unbeaten in five matches (3-0-2) below Interim Head Coach Brian Schmetzer.