Clint Dempsey Panama WCQ 2017-10-09
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2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: How to watch Seattle Sounders internationals in final qualifying matches

The Seattle Sounders have seven players competing internationally during this FIFA window, including six in World Cup Qualifiers. Here is a breakdown of who, when and where your Sounders are playing.

UNITED STATES — Clint Dempsey

CONCACAF Hexagonal Matchday 9 vs. Panama | U.S. defeat Panama 4-0

Clint Dempsey entered as a substitute in the 71st minute and helped the United States close out a massive home result against Panama and keep the U.S. in control of their own destiny. The U.S. are in third in the Hexagonal with 12 points and occupy the final automatic World Cup Qualifying spot, two ahead of Panama and Honduras with one match to go. A win at Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday would book the Yanks’ ticket, while a draw would nearly guarantee it as well because of the U.S.’ plus-seven goal differential on Panama.

CONCACAF Hexagonal Matchday 10 at Trinidad and Tobago

DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 10
TIME: 5 p.m. PT
LOCATION: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago

PANAMA — Román Torres

CONCACAF Hexagonal Matchday 9 at United States | Panama fall to U.S. 4-0

Román Torres went the full 90 minutes in Los Canaleros’ loss to the U.S. Panama are now two points behind the United States for CONCACAF’s final automatic bid and tied with Honduras, who drew with Costa Rica. Panama can still qualify for their first World Cup with a win over Costa Rica and a U.S. loss in Trinidad or a win of more than eight goals and a U.S. draw. CONCACAF’s fourth-place finisher will enter a home-and-home playoff against either Syria or Australia in the Asian Confederation. They played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Malaysia, where Syria is playing their home matches, and will play the return leg in Sydney on Tuesday.

CONCACAF Hexagonal Matchday 10 vs. Costa Rica

DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 10
TIME: 5 p.m. PT
LOCATION: Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama
TV INFO: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo


CONCACAF Hexagonal Matchday 9 at Mexico | T&T lose to Mexico 3-1

Trinidad and Tobago are eliminated from World Cup contention, but played first-place Mexico hard for 75 minutes at Estadio Alfonso Lastras in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Joevin Jones entered as a substitute in the 73rd minute, but El Tri scored in the 78th, 88th and 94th minutes to send the Soca Warriors home empty-handed. T&T won’t be going to the World Cup, but they can spoil the United States’ aspirations with a huge win at a flooded Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad on Tuesday.

CONCACAF Hexagonal Matchday 10 vs. United States

DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 10
TIME: 5 p.m. PT
LOCATION: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago

URUGUAY — Nicolás Lodeiro

CONMEBOL Matchday 18 vs. Bolivia | Uruguay draw Venezuela 0-0

Nicolás Lodeiro and Uruguay are on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup as they enter the final matchday. Uruguay played to a scoreless draw in Venezuela, a match in which Lodeiro did not factor, but they host ninth-place Bolivia on Tuesday. La Celeste are second in the table with 28 points, two ahead of Chile and Colombia. The top five teams automatically qualify for the World Cup, while the sixth-place finisher enters a home-and-home playoff with either New Zealand or the Solomon Islands in the Oceania Confederation.

CONMEBOL Matchday 18 vs. Bolivia

DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 10
TIME: 4:30 p.m. PT
LOCATION: Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay
TV INFO: beIN SPORTS or beIN SPORTS en Español

SWEDEN — Gustav Svensson

UEFA Group A Matchday 9 vs. Luxembourg | Sweden defeat Luxembourg 8-0

Sweden recorded a massive 8-0 victory at home to Luxembourg to all but secure a World Cup berth. Gustav Svensson was available on the matchday roster, but he did not play. The Blågult visit the Netherlands on Tuesday three points ahead of the Oranje and only one point behind first-place France. A Sweden win and France draw or loss to Belarus would automatically send Sweden through, while a Sweden win and France win, a Sweden draw or a Sweden loss by fewer than seven goals would earn them a place in the home-and-home playoff.

UEFA Group A Matchday 10 at the Netherlands

DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 10
TIME: 11:45 a.m. PT
LOCATION: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


CAF Group B Matchday 5 vs. Algeria | Cameroon defeat Algeria 2-0

Cameroon entered their match against Algeria having already been eliminated from World Cup contention, but Les Lions Indomptables came away 2-0 winners at home. Nouhou, who is still looking for his first senior cap, was available off the bench, but did not play. Cameroon will visit Zambia on Nov. 6 for their final group-stage match.

JAMAICA — Oniel Fisher

Friendly against Saudi Arabia | Jamaica fall 5-2 to Saudi Arabia

Jamaica did not qualify for the Hex in CONCACAF qualifying, but Oniel Fisher and the Reggae Boyz lost 5-2 to Saudi Arabia at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. Fisher started and went the full 90 minutes.