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Klinsmann resorts to pragmatism; U.S. responds with 4-0 win vs. Guatemala

United States forward Clint Dempsey wastes no time netting his side's first chance on goal against Guatemala.
U.S. defender Geoff Cameron loses his marker and heads home the USMNT's second goal against Guatemala.
United States midfielder Graham Zusi gives his side a commanding three-goal advantage seconds into the second half.
U.S. forward Jozy Altidore caps off the rout of Guatemala with his side's fourth goal.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Three quick thoughts after the U.S. trounced Guatemala 4-0 in its high-stakes World Cup qualifier Tuesday at MAPFRE Stadium. First-half goals by Clint Dempsey and Geoff Cameron paced the Americans, and Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore added strikes in the second half:

1. Dempsey's opener sets the tone

In this must-win game, the most important in recent memory for the United States, Dempsey's 12th-minute strike went a long way toward settling the Americans' nerves. Make no mistake,...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

United States control Guatemala to earn much-needed win in qualifier

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United States forward Clint Dempsey wastes no time netting his side's first chance on goal against Guatemala.
U.S. defender Geoff Cameron loses his marker and heads home the USMNT's second goal against Guatemala.
United States midfielder Graham Zusi gives his side a commanding three-goal advantage seconds into the second half.
U.S. forward Jozy Altidore caps off the rout of Guatemala with his side's fourth goal.

Facing a must-win situation in the quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the United States responded with a 4-0 victory over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Clint Dempsey, Geoff Cameron, Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore scored as the U.S. recovered from Friday's defeat to the same opponents in Guatemala City.

Despite a banner flying overhead calling for the U.S. to fire coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the Americans controlled the majority of the action.

The U.S. jumped into second place...