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T&T aims to break USA’s unbeaten run.

When this country takes on the United States in their closing CONCACAF semi-final match on September 6 at Everbank field in Jacksonville, Florida, they will be looking to end the American’s unbeaten run in international football at that venue.

The US team beat Israel 2-1 in 1997, Germany 3-0 in 1999, Scotland 5-1 in 2012 and Nigeria 2-1 in 2014 in their games at that venue.

T&T will face Guatemala on September 2 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium aiming to book their final round spot with either a draw or win in that clash but topping the group will be on the agenda as well.

“Definitely if we can finish on top of the group, it will be a nice achievement and a good boost going into the final round,” US-based player Joevin Jones said.

“We know we can take nothing for granted against Guatemala and then we will be looking to go and finish on a high against the States,” added Jones, who is a teammate of US forward Clint Dempsey at Seattle Sounders

The Americans, who will host the special 100th anniversary edition of the South American tournament in June, will face Ecuador on May 25 in Frisco, Texas, and Bolivia three days later in Kansas City, as preparation for their Copa opener June 3 against Colombia.

So far, T&T has one international friendly lined up against Uruguay in Montevideo on May 27.