James Dostoyevsky: US Entitlement  – Gulati Style

US lose in Trinidad

The US were beaten by lowly Trinidad & Tobago (no, it is one country, they weren’t playing two countries at the same time), lost fair and square and to add to their grief, Panama equalised against Costa Rica with a Thierry Henry type goal (“…the referee’s decision is final”, so don’t expect a Samoura-Senegal type replay decision to bail the US out).

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Moggio makes the case for 2026, three host spots and an expanded Gold Cup

Philippe Moggio copy

By Paul Nicholson at Soccerex, Manchester

September 5 –  CONCACAF wants three automatic places at the 2026 World Cup if the US, Mexico and Canada bid wins the hosting rights, said general secretary Philippe Moggio (pictured right). He also said that the confederation’s blue riband Gold Cup may be expanded to 16 teams in future editions as well as potentially being hosted outside the US.

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