USA on verge of World Cup qualification USMNT vs. Panama score
Barring an unimaginable, catastrophic loss on Wednesday, the United States men’s national team will be playing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The red, white and blue dominated Panama 5-1 on Sunday in their second-to-last World Cup qualifier as Christian Pulisic registered a hat trick.
The result sets up a comfortable scenario for their final game at Costa Rica. The U.S. can suffer a lopsided loss and still punch their ticket as long as they hold a superior goal differential over Los Ticos following the match.
The U.S. would have to lose 6-0 or worse to miss out on the World Cup, so unless the unthinkable happens, the Americans are set to mark their return after missing out in 2018.
Gregg Berhalter does know that there’s a little more to do saying, “We scored 5 goals in the game I think we could have had more.
We were a little bit more clinical at times but we made a big step towards our goal of qualifying for the World Cup.
We know we’re not there yet despite what that banner might have said, we know we still have a game to go, and it’s a difficult game in Costa Rica.
Stopping the banner unveiling may have been one of Pulisc’s biggest saves of the match.