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PHOTOS: T&T field underwater ahead of huge USMNT match


@USSoccer Ato Boldon Stadium Trinidad and Tobago October 9, 2017

This is why you win your home games.

The United States’ World Cup hopes may hinge on a wild playing surface in Trinidad and Tobago, as evidenced by a number of photographs from media and U.S. Soccer itself on Monday morning.

Last month, T&T moved the match to Ato Boldon Stadium, and that move now looks suspect for any number of reasons.

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There is a creek of water on the track surrounding the playing surface, which hasn’t itself been spared ahead of Tuesday’s 8 p.m. ET kickoff (though there is a pump visible in the corner of Steven Goff’s photo).

Again, a win puts the USMNT into the World Cup (all scenarios here), while T&T has been eliminated.

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