U.S. Beats Guatemala, Stays Alive In World Cup Bid

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The U.S. men's soccer team stayed alive in its quest to reach the 2018 World Cup, beating Guatemala, 4-0, on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. The Americans could have been on the brink of elimination had they lost, following a shocking 2-0 loss to the same team last week in Guatemala City. Clint Dempsey, Geoff Cameron, Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore scored goals in Tuesday's game, which was never really in doubt. The U.S. has not lost a home game during World Cup qualifying since 2001. With the win, the U.S. is in favorable position to advance to the World Cup in Russia with good showings against last-place St. Vincent and the Grenadines and first-place Trinidad and Tobago in its final two games.

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