General Soccer Discussion

Is there a movie on this flight?
Elmhurst
El Tri is a little better than Curacao and Jamaica, so we'd better be ready. We can score, but they have the more potent attack. Going to need a strong defensive effort. Really looking forward to the match.
 
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
I watched the game this morning and thought we played well. Really pleased that the entire game (4+ hrs with pre & post commentary) was recorded so props to YTTV.
I did the same thing yesterday morning. I was bummed the night before when I accidentally saw a 1-0 score around 10PM. I was assuming it was a 2nd half scoreline and was pleasantly surprised when I realized it was only 15 minutes in due to the weather delay. YTTV has been great since I made the switch from DirecTV.
 
CONCACAF is changing its qualifying format for 2022 with the video here explaining the change:


In short, it's going to be like this. The Hex will still be played but will only involve the top 6 teams in the FIFA World rankings (which as of now, would be Mexico, USA, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Honduras and El Salvador) after the FIFA window of June 2020. For the remaining teams in the confederation (teams 7-35), they'll go into a group stage comprised of eight groups (five groups of four and three groups of three). The first place finishers of the eight groups will then go into a single elimination knockout stage with quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals played in a home-and-home format. The winner of the knockout stage will then play the 4th place finisher in the Hex to determine the CONCACAF representative in the intercontinental playoff.
 
Is there a movie on this flight?
Elmhurst
CONCACAF is changing its qualifying format for 2022 with the video here explaining the change:


In short, it's going to be like this. The Hex will still be played but will only involve the top 6 teams in the FIFA World rankings (which as of now, would be Mexico, USA, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Honduras and El Salvador) after the FIFA window of June 2020. For the remaining teams in the confederation (teams 7-35), they'll go into a group stage comprised of eight groups (five groups of four and three groups of three). The first place finishers of the eight groups will then go into a single elimination knockout stage with quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals played in a home-and-home format. The winner of the knockout stage will then play the 4th place finisher in the Hex to determine the CONCACAF representative in the intercontinental playoff.
Thanks for that. My initial take is that this change is good (if I was from a 7-35 country, mebbe not).
 
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