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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • October 16, 2012
  • • 7:15 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: R. Moreno
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World Cup Qualifying Preview: USA - Guatemala

World Cup Qualifying Preview: USA - Guatemala

Mike Ehrmann

Jurgen Klinsmann's side is in need of a win or a draw to pass into the final round of qualifying, while the Guatemalans can also make it through with a positive result.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
USA (4-4-2): Howard; Cherundolo, Edu, Cameron, Bocanegra; Williams, Bradley, Johnson, Zusi; Dempsey, Gomez

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS: Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Guatemala (4-4-2): Jerez; Morales, Lopez, Vasquez, Morales; Figueroa, Leon, Pappa, Contreras; Ruiz, Lopez

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jaime Carbajal (Universidad de San Carlos), Cristian Alvarez (Municipal), Ricardo Jerez (Marquense)

DEFENDERS (6): Rafael Gonzalez (Malacateco), Ruben Morales (Coban Imperial), Erwin Morales (Comunicaciones), Claudio Albizuris (Municipal), Jonathan Wilson (Marquense), Lalin Lopez (Marquense)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Manuel Leon (Xelaju), Wilfred Velasquez (Comunicaciones), Carlos Figueroa (Comunicaciones), Jose Manuel Contreras (Comunicaciones), Sergio Trujillo (Municipal), Marco Tulio Ciani (Universidad de San Carlos), Gonzalo Romero (Marquense), Marco Pappa (Heerenveen/NED)

FORWARDS (6): Minor Ignacio Lopez (La Serena/CHL), Dwight Pezzarossi (Comunicaciones), Lester Ruiz (Suchitepequez), Mario Rodriguez (Municipal), Henry Lopez (unattached), Carlos Ruiz (unattached).
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Guatemala drew with the USA in the first meeting between these sides with a late free kick stunner from Marco Pappa.
  • The two teams are locked at the top of the group with 10 points each. A win for either side would assure it topping the group, while a draw would be enough to send both teams through.
  • Jurgen Klinsmann is somewhat short of options at the moment, with only 19 players on his traveling roster.
  • Guatemala also comes into the match banged up, with defenders Carlos Gallardo, Elias Vasquez and Luis Rodriguez all out due to injury along with midfielder Alejandro Galindo.
  • The USA got two goals from Eddie Johnson, in his return to the national team after a two-year hiatus, in its win over Antigua & Barbuda.
  • For Guatemala the hero of the semifinal round of qualifying has been forward Carlos Ruiz, who scored the match winner in the last two games for his side.

Last Five Matches

Guatemala

  • L
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • Peru PER
    1 - 0
    Guatemala GTM
  • Guatemala GTM
    1 - 2
    Costa Rica CRI
  • Honduras HND
    0 - 2
    Guatemala GTM
  • Guatemala GTM
    2 - 1
    Belize BLZ
  • El Salvador SLV
    1 - 2
    Guatemala GTM

Head To Head

United States

Guatemala

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

United States USA
United States United States
Draw
Guatemala GTM
Guatemala Guatemala
57%
17%
26%

Top 3 Predictions

United States USA
2 - 0
Guatemala GTM
United States USA
2 - 1
Guatemala GTM
United States USA
1 - 2
Guatemala GTM

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