CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: It starts!

The World Cup journey that begins anew for the United States here in Honduras on Wednesday last ended in a chilly press tent outside of the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, more than two and a half years ago

Zigzagging through the motorcade were four pickup trucks with cameramen standing upright in the bed, perilously balancing themselves as they provided live feeds of the Americans’ arrival for their television stations. The trucks jostled for position for the best shot of the back of the nondescript bus, dodging the police scooters and veering into the opposite lane, forcing oncoming traffic off the road. And so the US wound its way to their heavily securitized hotel, passing desperately poor slums and the stadium where it will all go down on Wednesday.

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