El Salvador vs USA: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
'La Selecta' will host the United States men’s national team on 2 September at the Estadio Cuscatlan with Chelsea's Pulisic ruled out for the USMNT.
The United States will begin the final and decisive round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers on 2 September against El Salvador at the Estadio Cuscatlan but Gregg Berhalter's side will be missing key player in Christian Pulisic after the Chelsea star tested positive for covid-19 and the player will not fly to San Salvador.
The El Salvador national team coach, Hugo Pérez, was interviewed by Diario El Salvador and he talked about the possibility that Pulisic might miss the opening match of the Octagonal round-robin tournament. Pérez knows the Chelsea playmaker very well given that he managed him in the United States youth national team a few years ago.
“It's a shame what happened to Christian [Pulisic]. I wanted to play against us in the Octagonal round because I know him personally and I wish him a speedy recovery. There still is a chance that he recovers. It is important for my players that they play against the best because they will improve their level and of the national team,” said Pérez during the interview.
👋🏼Hey, @USMNT , we have this tradition in 🇸🇻, fans don’t aloud the away team to sleep well 😬 and we hate to break with traditions 😌— La Selecta (@LaSelecta_SLV) September 2, 2021
Don’t worry, we’ll do it on Twitter.#SerenataCuscatleca #LaSelecta pic.twitter.com/e2q0dULPNO
Start of 'octagon' group phase
From the original 35 sides in the CONCACAF region that started out on their quest to progress to Qatar, just eight remain with three automatic spaces up for grabs with a play-off spot on the line for the side that finishes fourth.
Regional 'big guns', Mexico, USA, Honduras, Costa Rica and Jamaica got a bye to the final group by virtue of their FIFA ranking with Canada, Panama and El Salvador qualifying through a series of group stage and play-off process.
Next up for USA & El Salvador
The USMNT travel to Canada and finish off this three game spell with another road trip as they face Honduras away. El Salvador, for their part play Honduras at home before traveling north to face Canada.
What time does El Salvador-USA kick-off?
The 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying game between El Salvador and the USMNT will be staged at the 53,000 capacity Estadio Cuscatlan and will kick-off at 08:05 pm (local time).
US ET: 10:05 pm
US PT: 07:05 pm
UK: 03:05 am (Friday 3/09)
For everywhere else in the world, you can check here to see what time the El Salvador-USA match gets underway.
Where can I watch El Salvador-USA?
If the El Salvador-USA qualifier is available in your country, you can check here to see what channels or platforms will be showing the game.
United States: Universo, CBS Sports Network, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Paramount+
Is the El Salvador-USA game available online?
The World Cup qualifier clash is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
El Salvador-USA live on AS English
You can also follow our live text commentary here on AS English. We will be building up to the match an hour or so from kick-off before giving you a minute-by-minute account from San Salvador as the action unfolds.
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