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Trinidad & Tobago knock USA out of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

With an unlikely combination of results in the final Matchday of CONCACAF Qualifying, the U.S. Men's National Team was eliminated from contention for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

After falling 2-1 to Trinidad & Tobago, the doomsday combination of a Honduras victory against Mexico (3-2) and a Panama win over Costa Rica (2-1) dropped the U.S. from third to fifth place in the Hexagonal. Panama qualified directly with its third place finish, while Honduras will face off against Australia in the intercontinental playoff.

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Six provinces win multiple medals on Teck Finals Day at 2017 Toyota National Championships

With four medals across all competitions, Quebec led the way on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 National Championships.  Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario each earned three medals while Nova Scotia and British Columbia secured two medals.  Newfoundland & Labrador's single medal rounded out the hardware given out in Fredericton, Calgary and Surrey.

CS Lakeshore secured gold for Quebec in Fredericton, New Brunswick at the Girls' U-17 Cup for a third straight year (Note: U-16 Cup previously). Quebec also earned silver in Fredericton as CS Mistral Sherbrooke won the Boys' U-17 Cup. At the U-15 Cup in Calgary, Alberta, CS Longueuil won gold on the boys’ side and CS Monteuil Laval took home silver on the girls’ side.

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USA thrash hosts India 3-0 at Under-17 FIFA World Cup

The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team claimed a dominant 3-0 win against host India in their first Group A match at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

A raucous crowd of 46,312 turned out to support India for the nation's first FIFA World Cup game at any level, but the USA was unfazed by the boisterous atmosphere and through a wealth of possession carved out numerous chances throughout the first half before a clever move from captain Josh Sargent earned a penalty kick that he then converted in the 30th minute to give the U.S. a lead it would never relinquish. 

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Contenders begin to emerge on day two of 2017 Toyota National Championships

With the completion of match day two of the 2017 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships, all teams have now played their first game of the competition. Contenders began to distance themselves from the pack while some women's teams have now guaranteed themselves a medal.

At the U-15 Cup in Calgary, AB, Quebec and Alberta have positioned themselves to win groups on both sides of the draw. Meanwhile, the U-17 Cup in Fredericton, NB, saw Quebec and Mantioba teams lead the way with Ontario teams having a big day.

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United Bid Committee moves into next stage of bid process for 2026 FIFA World Cup

The United Bid Committee announced today the 32 cities across North America that could serve as Official Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. The 32 potential host cities include four cities in Canada, three in Mexico and 25 cities in the United States. The full list of cities is included below. The United Bid Committee also confirmed it will continue engaging with non-host cities in the further development of the united hosting concept.

“Having hosted every FIFA competition other than the FIFA World Cup™, Canada has built a strong foundation across the country from which we can now draw on as a member of the United 2026 bid,” said Steven Reed, United 2026 Board Member and Canada Soccer President.  “Canada has proven itself to be a soccer nation and we are confident Canadians will come together to show, once again, the wonderful Canadian hospitality that has helped make each of our previous FIFA tournaments successful.” 

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2017 Toyota National Championships set to kick off across Canada

Canada Soccer’s biggest annual competition – the Toyota National Championships – reaches the final stage this 4-9 October as adult, U-17 and U-15 teams compete for national glory. From close to 600 teams and more than 10,000 players over 13 months of qualifiers, Canada’s six national amateur champions will be crowned over Thanksgiving weekend across three Canadian cities.

Sixty-three teams have qualified for the final week of the 2017 Toyota National Championships to be played in Surrey, British Columbia (the Men’s Challenge Trophy and Women’s Jubilee Trophy finals), Fredericton, New Brunswick (Boys and Girls U-17 Cup), and Calgary, Alberta (Boys and Girls U-15 Cup). This year, 54 matches will be streamed live from coast-to-coast-to-coast across the country, including all six championship matches on Teck Finals Day. 

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Gyasi Zardes Withdraws From U.S. Men’s National Team Roster

U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Gyasi Zardes has withdrawn from the World Cup Qualifying roster for October after being sidelined with a groin strain suffered in the LA Galaxy's 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. The midfielder will not be replaced on the roster, which now stands at 25 players.

The MNT opens camp on Monday, Oct. 2 ahead of its decisive set of Final Round World Cup Qualifying matches, beginning with USA-Panama, presented by Volpi Foods on October 6 (7 p.m. ET; ESPN2, Univision, UDN). Four days later, the U.S. travels to take on Trinidad & Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad (8 p.m. ET; beIN Sports, UNIVERSO). Follow both matches on U.S. Soccer's official Facebook, Twitter (@ussoccer) and Instagram (@ussoccer) accounts.

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