The United States Men's National Team is currently tied with Trinidad and Tobago atop Group C in the fourth round of World Cup qualifying. Their opponent will Guatemala, a team led by former Philadelphia Union striker Carlos Ruiz. Guatemala currently sit just outside of the qualification zone in third place. However, they are only one point back from the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, so a win could propel them into first place.
Jurgen Klinsmann has called up a fairly strong side for this qualifier, including a nice mixture of players from home and abroad. The USMNT have largely put their poor finish to 2015 behind them and currently sit at 2-0 for the year after wins against Iceland and Canada. These qualifiers against Guatemala will also act as a bit of a tune-up for this summer's Copa America Centenario. The USMNT will face a monumental task in that competition and heading into the tournament on the wave of a few wins certainly can't hurt.
Date: Friday, March 25th, 2016
Time: 10:00 pm EDT
Venue: Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Television: beIN Sports USA, NBC Universo