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With all due respect to the Disney marketing department, the most magical place on the planet was a few miles northeast of Orlando’s theme parks on Sunday night.
That’s how Exploria Stadium must have felt to the US and their exuberant fans, at least, as a Christian Pulisic hat-trick helped deliver a 5-1 thrashing that hoisted Gregg Berhalter’s men to the brink of Qatar 2022. A tricky and occasionally torturous qualifying campaign is now all but certain to enjoy a happy ending.
Written by Tom Dart
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/mar/27/usa-panama-world-cup-2022-qualifier-usmnt-soccer under the title “USA all but seal place at World Cup as Pulisic hat-trick fuels rout of Panama”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.