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World Cup Qualifiers

Direct from Kansas City: The U.S. Beats Guatemala

The American team defeated Guatemala 3-1 in the final match of the semifinal round of qualification. With the victory, the Stars and Stripes advance to the Hexagonal round World Cup qualifying.
BY Noah Davis Posted
October 13, 2012
11:34 AM

Thanks to Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Herculez Gomez, and the rest of the Stars and Stripes, the United States national team is through to the final round of 2014 CONCACAF qualification.

ASN had complete coverage from KC.

  • Michael Bradley and others talk about what the win means and the Hexagonal.
  • John Godfrey with his patented player ratings.
  • The tactics that led to the victory and nearly cost the Americans.
  • Looking at the future of the backline.
  • Brent Latham with the heartbreaking Guatemalan perspective on the defeat.

    Game day
  • The USMNT wins 3-1 and advances to the Hexagonal.
  • Jon Arnold talks to Graham Zusi and Jurgen Klinsmann after the win.
  • Plenty of images from the night.
  • Check out the first half highlights.
  • Ten soccer writers, 10 quick takes about how Jurgen Klinsmann should approach the match.
  • Match predictions from some of the top soccer pundits.

  • Make your ideal Starting XI for the match.
  • Check out where Antigua & Barbuda match star Eddie Johnson ranks on the ASN 100.
  • Guatemala-based Brent Latham previews the match.
  • Photos: The United States Trains in Kansas City
  • ASN offers up a travel guide for KC.
  • Jon Arnold talks to Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard Monday afternoon.
  • Brent Latham compares players on the Guatemalan team to members of the ASN 100.
  • Graham Zusi and Eddie Johnson are ready.
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