US Ties Guatemala in World Cup Qualifier


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JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/GettyImages(Guatemala City) —  Guatemala’s Marco Pappa scored on a free kick in the 82nd minute, tying the Americans, 1-1, which was the eventual final score in the U.S. mens’ national team’s second World Cup Qualifying match.

The Americans took the lead when midfielder Clint Dempsey scored in the 40th minute, but Guatemala outshot the Americans 13-11, which eventually led to the late score.

Despite the draw, the U.S. (1-0-1) is still in a tie for first with Jamaica (1-0-1) in their four team group. The other two teams, Guatemala (0-1-1) and Antigua (0-1-1), trail group leaders by three points.

The Americans are now 6-0-5 against Guatemala in World Cup qualifying matches.

Their next qualifying match is September 7 in Jamaica.

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