The United States Men's National Team gets a shot at redemption as it faces Guatemala again, four days after losing 2-0 in Guatemala City.
While USMNT fans shouldn't be panicking yet, qualifying for the Hexagonal Round of CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifying would become significantly more difficult if the U.S. fails to win this second match against Guatemala.
CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifying Group C Table
|Team||Matches Played||Win||Draw||Loss||Goals For||Goals Against||Goal Differential||Points|
|1.||Trinidad and Tobago||3||2||1||0||5||3||+2||7|
|4.||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||3||0||0||3||3||13||-10||0|
The U.S. will be without injured midfielder Fabian Johnson and center back Matt Besler as they return to their respective clubs for treatment.
Jurgen Klinsmann has called in teenage sensation Christian Pulisic and Sporting Kansas City veteran Graham Zusi to replace Johnson and Besler.
Guatemala also won't be at full strength: per Sports Illustrated, star striker Carlos Ruiz is not allowed in America due to a dispute over a U.S. property he co-owns.
The U.S. will have to play significantly better in order to defeat Guatemala and fans of both teams should be rewarded with an exciting match.