The Washington Post

Clint Dempsey scored twice as the United States defeated Guatemala, 3-1, and escaped a troublesome World Cup qualifying group to advance to the final round next year. Match report, hexagonal details, notes, video, poll.

The U.S. national soccer team faces Guatemala tonight at Livestrong Sporting Park in the finale of the CONCACAF semifinal round for World Cup qualifying.

A profile of Graham Zusi, the former Maryland Terrapin who has made a rapid rise on the U.S. and MLS scene, and a look at the CONCACAF standings and final round procedure.