I’m not in Antigua & Barbuda and I am guessing you aren’t either. (I’ll meet up with the U.S. squad this weekend in Kansas City. See you there!)
So here are the basics for the 2014 World Cup qualifier between the United States (313 million) and Antigua & Barbuda (89,000) tonight:
Where: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium cricket grounds in North Sound, Antigua.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.
Weather: 81 degrees, 75 percent humidity, 18-mph wind, rain.
Referee: Neal Brizan, Trinidad & Tobago.
TV: beIN Sport (tape at 3 a.m. on beIN Sport Spanish). BeIN Sport is available on DirecTV, Dish Network and some Comcast cable outlets. Announcers: Phil Schoen and Marcelo Balboa.
My online/print edition preview is available here.
Group A’s other match: Guatemala vs. Jamaica, 10 p.m. ET (beIN Sport).
USA lineup: Howard; Cherundolo, Goodson, Cameron, Bocanegra; Zusi, Williams, Bradley, E. Johnson; Dempsey, Gomez.
USA subs: Guzan, Rimando, Parkhurst, Edu, Beckerman, Corona, Kljestan, Jones, Gordon.
Your observations and thoughts are welcome in the comments section.