The American Men’s National Soccer team continues its quest to land a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, set to take place in Russian next June, hosting Costa Rica in the next-to-last game of the final round. The Men’s National Team will take on Honduras four days later in the other contest. The U.S.-Costa Rica match will be played at the Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, New Jersey. It’s going to be a madhouse in New Jersey that day—you don’t want to get caught up in traffic, or have to try to find a parking place. There’s a better way to catch all the action of World Cup soccer—in the comfort and convenience of a charter bus from BusRental.com.
The FIFA World Cup
The Federation Internationale de Football Association, known as FIFA, has conducted a world soccer championship, known as the World Cup, every four years since 1930, with two exceptions. No matches were played during or immediately after World War II (in 1942 and in 1946). The World Cup finals, which take place over the period of a month, invite only 32 national teams, the result of three years of qualifying rounds. It’s estimated that one of every ten people in the world will watch some part of the World Cup Final and that the total combined attendance for all matches will exceed 25 billion, making World Cup soccer the most popular spectator event in the world.
Since the inception of the cup, only eight different national teams have taken it home. Brazil is the all-time leader, with five crowns, and reigning cupholder Germany is second (tied with Italy), with four titles. The best showing by an American men’s team was the inaugural cup, when the US team reached the semi-finals.
The format for the qualifying rounds differs from region to region. FIFA determines how many spots each geographic zone will have and the zones then arrange their own qualifying systems. The United States belongs to the Confederation of North, Central and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), which has been allocated three direct slots into the finals in Russia.
The U.S. Men’s National Team
The American Men’s national team, coached by Bruce Arena, has a record of 2-2-2 in qualifying rounds (after losing their first two matches) and is now in third place in the six team Final Round Group, behind Mexico and Costa Rica. Captained by Michael Bradley, the MNT is currently 23rd in the FIFA rankings. Costa Rica is considered one of the toughest opponents the Americans face and a win could secure Team USA a spot in Russia. The last meeting between the two teams saw Costa Rica squeak out a 1-0 win.
Among the top players on this year’s World Cup team for the United States are:
- Julian Green, a midfielder many believe to be the team’s premier player
- Lynden Gooch, a 20-year-old lefty just coming back from injury
- Christian Pulisic, an 18-year-old who has been the field general on offense over the last two years
- Bobby Wood, the leading scorer among Americans in the German leagues last year
- Ethan Horvath, a 21-year-old heir apparent to aging goalkeepers Tim Howard and Brad Guzan.
- Jordan Morris, the American rookie who took the Seattle Sounders to the MLS Cup
- Legend Clint Dempsey, who has come back after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat to play key roles in a win over Honduras and a tie with Panama in March.
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- Charter buses are safe and secure—We have the best drivers in the world. In addition, because of the limited access on and off the bus, you and your belongings will be safe and secure.
- Charter buses offer reliability—We’ll get you there before the action starts and will pick you up when you’re ready to go. Delays or cancellations are virtually nonexistent with a charter bus!!
- Charter buses are the best bargain for your money—There’s no more affordable way to travel than on a charter bus.
- You’ll have a lot of options—We have coaches to fit any sized group.
- You’ll have room to stretch your legs—Our coaches have comfy seat and wide aisles, so you can get up and move around
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