How To Watch The 5-Stripes During The March FIFA Window – Atlanta United FC

Five Atlanta United players will represent their countries during the March international window: 
Continue below to read more details about their upcoming competitions and how to watch:
Teams in CONCACAF like the U.S. play three matches in this window—the final three matches in the final stage of World Cup qualification that will ultimately determine which countries will compete in Qatar later this year. The U.S. needs to finish in third place or better to earn an automatic berth in the 2022 World Cup. (A fourth-place finish would send them into a playoff.) 
These three matches will be USA’s last chance to secure its spot before FIFA holds the Final Draw on April 1. 
After playing 11 of the 14 matches, the U.S. enters March in second place in the CONCACAF group of FIFA World Cup Qualifying with a 6-3-2 record. If they earn four points or more in this final leg, then the U.S. will automatically qualify for the World Cup. The opponents are top-heavy, so if the United States gets the job done, then it’s proven itself World Cup worthy. 
This year, the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers consists of eight teams – known as The Octagonal. In the past, only six teams competed in the final round. In this round, one point is awarded for a draw at the end of regulation (no penalty shootouts) and teams can swap players from game to game (there is no set or final roster). Additionally, although VAR was not implemented until January, it will again be used in this round. 
Here’s everything you need to know about the USMNT’s upcoming matches and how to watch: 
Thursday, March 24 – 10:00 p.m. ET 
Mexico vs. USA 
Mexico City, Mexico 
Univision, TUDN, CBS Sports Network, Paramount+ 
Sunday, March 27 – 7:00 p.m. ET 
USA vs. Panama 
Orlando, Florida 
FS1, UniMás, TUDN 
Wednesday, March 30 – 9:05 p.m. ET 
Costa Rica vs. USA 
San Jose, Costa Rica 
Paramount+, NBC Universo, Peacock 
While the U.S. is competing for a spot in the World Cup in CONCACAF, Venezuela is competing in CONMEBOL or the South American section. Teams in this grouping include two of the FIFA’s top-ranked teams: Brazil (No. 2) and Argentina (No. 6).  
Venezuela has only won three of its previous 16 qualifying matches and is currently ranked last in the group. With just 10 points in the CONMEBOL table, Venezuela has been eliminated from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup but could gain some valuable experience under new manager José Néstor Pékerman, who was handed the reins in late November. 
Here’s everything you need to know about Venezuela’s upcoming matches and how to watch: 
Friday, March 25 – 7:30 p.m. ET 
Argentina vs. Venezuela 
Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Tuesday, March 29 – 7:30 p.m. ET 
Venezuela vs. Colombia 
Guayana City, Venezuela 
Homegrown defender and first-team signee Caleb Wiley was called up to the U.S. U-20 men’s national team for two matches in Argentina. The U-20s will face Argentina U-20s on March 26 and Argentine Primera Division club River Plate on March 29. 
Wiley is just one of 20 players called up, and on March 21 it was announced that Tyler Wolff, a fellow Atlanta United Homegrown, will be joining him. The two will get a chance to impress head coach Mikey Varas as the U.S. prepares for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship taking place this summer in Honduras. The tournament will serve as qualification for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Stay up-to-date with the latest news on our 5-Stripes competing in the World Cup qualifying matches here on and @ATLUTD on Twitter.