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USA vs. Guatemala World Cup Qualifier: How to Watch, TV info, Live Stream, Preview and More

World Cup qualifying resumes as the USMNT takes on Guatemala in Guatemala City. The U.S. is looking to move on to seven points in Group C and cruise into the final round of qualifying in "the Hex."

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Welcome to your live thread for this evening's World Cup qualifier between the United States Men's National Team and Guatemala. This is game number three of qualifying for the Yanks in this World Cup cycle.

Right now, the U.S. sits on four points after defeating St. Vincent and the Grenadines and drawing Trinidad and Tobago in November. A win in Guatemala City would set the U.S. up nicely to advance out of Group C and into the final round of qualifying, commonly known as "the Hex." But, getting three points is easier said than done. Last cycle, the Yanks were held to a 1-1 draw when they visited the Guatemalan capital.

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up a full strength side in terms of talent for this match, but there are a couple bumps and bruises to keep an eye on. Jozy Altidore has missed time with Toronto FC this season with hamstring issues and Bundesliga regular Fabian Johnson is trying to recover from a knock he picked up recently.

The match also features the return of U.S. star Clint Dempsey. The Seattle Sounders front man was left off the roster for the first two qualifying games and the Texan will surely cause Guatemala problems throughout the match.

The U.S. has not dropped a contest to Guatemala since 1984 according to 11v11.com, but this Guatemala team is a tricky side that will look to sit in and earn a valuable point in hopes of getting to the Hex.

The January camp gave USMNT fans a chance to see some young talent earn their first caps, but this is the first time we'll get to see a full strength U.S. side since November. You never know what will happen in road qualifiers in CONCACAF and this is a game U.S. fans won't want to miss.

How to Watch:

Match Time: 10 p.m. ET

Venue: Estadio Mateo Flores -- Guatemala City, Guatemala

TV: beIN Sport

Live Stream: NBC Universo

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow @StarsStripesFC or @ussoccer.

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