FOX SPORTS: USMNT’s 2018 World Cup Hopes On The Line Tonight At 7:25 p.m. ET
By Ryan Rosenblatt, Fox Sports // March 29, 2016
United States vs. Guatemala tonight at 7:25 p.m. ET on ESPN2
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(FOX SPORTS) – The United States will take on Guatemala on Tuesday night in a World Cup qualifier that they don’t absolutely have to win. At least not mathematically. But they almost definitely have to, or they’ll likely miss out on the 2018 World Cup.
After the Americans’ loss in Guatemala last Friday, they sit in third place in Group C of the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. They are three points back of first-place Trinidad and Tobago, and they trail Guatemala by two points for the second spot.
Seeing as only the top two teams in the group advance to the final round of qualifying – the Hexagonal – the Americans are in a bad spot and need to make up ground.
Beating Guatemala on Tuesday will put them back in second place.