Yeah…we are in good shape. A point in total against Canada and Mexico could probably suffice. Must win against Honduras.
Then we control our destiny against chasers Panama and Costa Rica last.
Both could end up essentially play-in games, as after we play Panama they play a likely already qualified top 3 Canada who may not do us any favors similar to Mexico when they hold the option.
The weather at 25 degrees could be worse in Ontario. We lucked out not going through what Mexico did up there and hopefully can take advantage but they have a good side.
Let’s keep in mind this team is babies. Keep expectations low, be thankful for lessons even in a difficult qualifying so they don’t get cocky. The draw will be the biggest thing for our success this time, with no shot at winning but every game they can advance valuable experience and memories.
That’s it. Enjoy the ride. This is as much about 2026.
Other than that, this is the best CONCACAF I have seen. The struggles of Jamaica speak volumes to me given the speed and world players they have, as well as general level of play I’ve seen from them.
I think AFCON should consider allowing honorary African heritage nation inclusions like the gold cup (Qatar)and South America (Mexico) do now, because I would love to see Jamaica measured against that field.
When we are complete I would like to see Weah and Reyna lead the charge with Pulisic the link up guy behind them in a 3-1-3-1-2, but Pepi or Pulisic off the bench doesn’t bother me because I think it suits their diminutive bodies.