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USMNT vs. Panama Tonight: The Hex continues...



No "The Hex" is not a curse that's been placed on the U.S. Men's National Team by a voodoo doctor (although, one might think that's actually the case with American soccer). "The Hex" refers to the final round of World Cup Qualifying that takes place among six teams in the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central, and Caribbean Association Football) which is the international organization the U.S. resides in.

On Friday night the U.S. walloped Honduras to the tune of 6-0, finally getting on the board in terms of qualifying points. Tonight, we'll see if the USMNT can do the same thing to Panama. I know next to nothing about the Panamanian team except that we're 1-1-1 against them over the past two years. Not exactly a heartening record. But let's hope the confidence and practice from Friday's match will carry over and produce -- at least -- a strong showing.

Who is in The Hex at this point (in order of points ranking):

Mexico
Costa Rica
Panama
*U.S.
*Trinidad & Tobago
*Honduras

(*The bottom three are tied in terms of points, with three, but we lead in goal differential thanks to Friday's 6-0 rout)

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