USMNT’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying schedule revealed by CONCACAF: What to know and matchups to watch

Elwanda Tulloch

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The United States men’s national team learned what its World Cup qualifying schedule and path to Qatar will look like after CONCACAF held the draw for the qualifiers on Wednesday. The format had to be changed due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving a shortened window to get qualifying completed. 

The U.S. joins the final stage of qualifying in June of 2021, joining Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras, and in total there will be eight teams instead of the usual hexagonal. The U.S. will face Mexico in October of 2021 and January of 2022. 

Some of their opponents have yet to be determined and will come after other matches are playing ahead of the final stage. Here’s how things look, with specific days to be confirmed.

The U.S. will have 12 total matches. Here’s the schedule:

June 2021: at A/F winner; vs. B/E winner

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NBA restart: What you need to know and how to watch basketball’s 2020 return

Elwanda Tulloch


NBA stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James (23) are set to return to play July 30. 

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After the coronavirus shut down the NBA season along with everything else, basketball is set to return on July 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, inside Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Negotiations between the league and the NBA Players Association resulted in a new deal that will allow play to resume after a hiatus of nearly five months, but the final pro basketball games of 2020 will be unlike any previous year. 

The best 22 of the league’s 30 teams will play eight games to finish the regular season. From these, the top seven teams in each conference will advance, with the final eighth seed in each conference being determined by a potential play-in tournament before the traditional 16-team playoffs.

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