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  • July 5, 2013
  • • 11:00 PM
  • • Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
  • Referee: V. Ledgister
  • • Attendance: 25080
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Friendly Preview: USA - Guatemala

Friendly Preview: USA - Guatemala

Guatemala is on a dire run since getting knocked out of qualifying last fall, and will look for revenge by disrupting the Yanks' Gold Cup preparations.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
USA (4-2-3-1): Rimando; Beltran; Goodson, Orozco Fiscal, Beasley; Beckerman, Holden; Donovan, Torres, Bedoya; Gomez.

ROSTER:

GOALKEEPERS: Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

DEFENDERS: Edgar Castillo (Tijuana), Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Oguchi Onyewu (Málaga), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes)

MIDFIELDERS: Joe Corona (Tijuana), Mikkel Diskerud (Rosenborg), Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), José Francisco Torres (UANL), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborg)

FORWARDS: Herculez Gomez (Tijuana), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Guatemala (4-5-1): Jerez; Giron, Hernandez, Vasquez, Leal; Marquez, Trujillo, Miranda, Contreras, J. Lopez; M. Lopez.

ROSTER:

GOALKEEPERS: Ricardo Jerez (Alianza Petrolera), Manuel Ayala (Malacateco)

DEFENDERS: Carlos Gallardo (Marquense), Carlos Castrillo (Comunicaciones), Elías Vásquez (Comunicaciones), Victor Hernández (Heredia), Jhony Girón (Xelajú), Milton Leal (Xelajú), Luis Cardon (Malacateco)

MIDFIELDERS: José Manuel Contreras (Comunicaciones), Jonathan López (Marquense), Jean Márquez (Comunicaciones), Sergio Trujillo (Municipal), Nelson Miranda (Heredia), Ángelo Padilla (Puntarenas), Wilber Pérez (Suchitepéquez), Marlon Sequen (Municipal)

FORWARDS: Minor López (Deportivo Marquense), Kevin Arriola (Xelajú), Edward Santeliz (Malacateco)

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • The last time these two teams met, on October 16, 2012, the United States defeated Guatemala 3-1, knocking Los Chapines out CONCACAF region World Cup qualifying in the third round.
  • That game ended a three-game winning streak for Guatemala, and was the start of an 11-game losing skid in all competitions that Guatemala carries into this match.
  • It also marked the end of the international career of longtime Guatemala star Carlos "El Pescadito" Ruiz at 33. He scored 55 goals in 104 appearances, including the solitary Guatemala goal in that loss.
  • Veteran wideman DaMarcus Beasley was named captain for this squad and the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup by USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann.
  • The USA is in first place in the World Cup qualifying Hexagonal, with a 4-1-1 record.

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Available Squads
-Ricardo Jerez Jr.
4Carlos CastrilloDefender
5C. GallardoDefender
3E. VásquezDefender
11J. ContrerasStriker
23J. LópezMidfielder
-J. MárquezMidfielder
-S. TrujilloMidfielder
22M. LópezStriker
-V. AyalaGoalkeeper
-K. ArriolaMidfielder
-A. PadillaMidfielder
-N. MirandaStriker

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