With a win in Antigua, the U.S. national team will not be assured a spot in the next round of World Cup qualifying. And with a loss, the Americans wouldn’t be eliminated, either.
That being said, there’s little room for error right now for the Americans.
Three teams are playing for two spots in the final round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, and the U.S. will try to move closer to advancing when it visits Antigua and Barbuda tonight. The Americans have seven points after four matches in Group A, tied with Guatemala and Jamaica in the standings.
The U.S. beat Antigua and Barbuda 3-1 in the opening match of this qualifying round. If the Americans win today, they’ll control their destiny in the last match of this round on Tuesday, in Kansas City, Kan., against Guatemala.
— The Associated Press