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Orlando and Harrison, N.J., likely to host final U.S. World Cup qualifiers

The U.S. Soccer Federation is closing in on agreements to host its last two home World Cup qualifiers in Orlando, Florida, and Harrison, New Jersey.

The Americans would play Costa Rica in Orlando on Sept. 1 and Panama in Harrison on Oct. 6. The sites were first reported on Monday by Sports Illustrated.

The U.S. has four points after four games and is fourth in the hexagonal phase of qualifying in the CONCACAF region, trailing Mexico (10), Costa Rica (seven) and Panama (five). Bruce Arena's team is ahead of Honduras (four) and Trinidad and Tobago (three).

The top three nations qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia automatically, while the No. 4 team advances to a playoff against Asia's fifth-place finisher.

Up next is a friendly against Venezuela on June 3 at Sandy, Utah, followed by qualifiers against Trinidad and Tobago at Commerce City, Colorado, on June 8 and against Mexico in Mexico City three days later.

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