Category: Guatemala

Where to find Argentina vs. Guatemala friendly on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Argentina vs. Guatemala on US TV in their friendly, you’ve come to the right place. In their first friendly since the World Cup, the Argentina squad contains a number of players hoping to make their debut, including Fiorentina’s Giovanni Simeone, the son of former Argentina international and Atlético de Madrid manager Diego. River Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios, 19, is the youngest player in the squad, and looks set to have a bright future on the international stage. This game could be a chance to see him make his debut, as ... Read more

Guatemala’s ex-chief pleads guilty in NY

New York (AFP) – Guatemala’s former football chief pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to racketeering and wire fraud conspiracies in connection with the unprecedented FIFA corruption scandal rocking world soccer. Brayan Jimenez, 62, negotiated and accepted bribes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in awarding media and marketing rights for his country’s qualifier matches for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, prosecutors said. Jimenez, a former member of FIFA’s Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility, agreed to forfeit $35,000. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years for each count when sentenced, US officials said. Jimenez, who was ... Read more

USA 4-0 Guatemala player ratings and match highlights [VIDEO]

Here are player ratings for the USA’ 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus. USA Brad Guzan, 6 – The goalkeeper had very little to do on a night which the US dominated. There is still very little between Guzan and Tim Howard ahead of the Copa America. Edgar Castillo, 4 – Castillo still doesn’t look comfortable with the US. He was fine once he settled into the game, but didn’t make much of an impression. Geoff Cameron, 8 – The center-back headed in his third goal in five for the national team, and put the game out ... Read more

Klinsmann and USA under scrutiny ahead of Guatemala rematch

Photo credit: AFP. The pressure is on coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the United States as they host Guatemala on Tuesday aiming to bounce back from an embarrassing 2-0 defeat in Guatemala City in 2018 World Cup qualifying. Klinsmann blamed “lack of focus” for the defeat in Guatemala City, which left the United States in third place in Group C in the fourth round of qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). Guatemala outplayed the visitors throughout and took advantage of lethargic US defending to score both goals. Klinsmann, already criticized in the wake of last year’s semi-final ... Read more

USA vs. Guatemala preview: USMNT prepare for must-win game in Columbus

Friday night’s 2-0 loss to Guatemala was just the latest in a year and a half long string of disappointing and ugly results for the US. The sense of cautious optimism of Friday morning and afternoon (especially after the U-23 team managed to earn a 1-1 draw in Colombia) was all gone after seven minutes. The US now has what almost amounts to a must win game, once again against Guatemala. If the US fails to win this game, they could be left not only needing to win their remaining three qualifiers, but also need help from St. Vincent & ... Read more

4 unintended consequences from USA’s loss to Guatemala

The United States Men’s National Team loss to Guatemala in World Cup qualifying was a disaster. The lack of cohesive play, the poor coaching choices and the overall product on the field was an embarrassment to a nation that considers itself an elite in CONCACAF. Much is being written today about the consequences, short- and long-term, to the US’s qualification chances and the job security of Jurgen Klinsmann. But with every rain cloud, there is a rainbow even though it may be hard to see there were some positives from the match for the US. With a line-up of veterans and younger ... Read more

It isn’t time to panic, but USA’s woeful performance against Guatemala won’t be forgotten

There’s no other way to describe the US Men’s National Team’s performance in Guatemala other than it was disgraceful, especially in the first half. That performance does not change if the USA take care of business in their last three games. But for now, the calls for Jurgen Klinsmann’s head have gotten louder again, and his shield used to deflect blame is getting pierced from all sides. What should be really concerning for Klinsmann and the team is that this predicament they find themselves in is nothing new, and not just in recent times. Injuries meant that his first choice center ... Read more

Guatemala shock USA 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

Photo credit: AFP Guatemala dealt a lackluster United States a devastating 2-0 defeat in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Guatemala City. With goals in the first 15 minutes from Rafael Morales and Carlos Ruiz and an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Paulo Motta, Guatemala earned their first ever World Cup qualifying victory over the USA and leapfrogged over Jurgen Klinsmann’s men into second place in Group C in the fourth round of qualifying in North and Central America (CONCACAF). Klinsmann had been bullish heading into the match — the first of two in five days against Guatemala — saying he ... Read more