CONCACAF Nations semis off, World Cup qualifying next for US
MIAMI (AP) The CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and final in June were called off on Friday, a decision that leaves the U.S. men to play their fewest matches in a year since 2007.
The U.S. had been scheduled to play Honduras on June 4 in Houston, with Mexico meeting Costa Rica in the other semifinal. The winners were to play three days later at Arlington, Texas.
The Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football said Friday it made the decision due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is not yet known when the matches will be rescheduled.
The U.S. has played just once this year, a 1-0 exhibition win over Costa Rica on Feb. 1. The Americans have six remaining matches scheduled, World Cup qualifiers in September, October and November.
The last time the Americans played as few as seven matches in a year was 1987, when the national team’s only full international games were three matches at the President’s Cup tournament in South Korea.
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Updated April 3, 2020