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World Cup Qualifying News

Mexico needed a pair of late goals from Pavel Pardo to avoid defeat at their fabled Azteca Stadium on Thursday, while the USA earned a hard fought victory in Guatemala City.

The U.S. match report is here. In the other match in the U.S. group Trinidad and Tobago got two goals from Keon Daniel as they beat Cuba 3-1 in Havana. Wednesday’s results sets up a make or break game for Guatemala next month as they must travel to Trinidad. They need at least a point from this game if they are to keep their world cup qualifying hopes alive.

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Huge Win For U.S. In World Cup Qualifying

It wasn’t pretty but the U.S. Men’s National Team earned their first-ever FIFA World Cup qualifying win in Guatemala on Wednesday night behind a Carlos Bocanegra goal. It was a hard-fought match in very hostile circumstances that saw seven yellow cards, two red cards and 40 total fouls.

If you have not seen the the flying elbow on Eddie Lewis by Guatemala’s Gustavo Cabrera head over to ussoccer.com to catch it. The Macho man Randy Savage would have been proud of it! Remarkably the Guatemala press did not think the challenge warranted a card and the consensus was that the referee was in the tank for the U.S.