Americans take on Guatemala in qualifier



GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) — Central America or Europe, it doesn’t matter. World Cup qualifiers are tough.

Ask Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the U.S. team that plays Guatemala in its second CONCACAF group qualifying match Tuesday night. Klinsmann says, “It’s a global game. Wherever in the world you want to qualify for the World Cup, you go through different stages and different places.”

The Americans come off a 3-1 home victory over Antigua and Barbuda, probably the weakest team in the group. Guatemala lost 2-1 at Jamaica.

The top two teams from each of three divisions will advance to the CONCACAF finals, with the top three from that round advancing to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.