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Guatemala score twice in opening 15 minutes to take early lead over USA

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Oof.

The United States found themselves down 2-0 to Guatemala within the opening 15 minutes of their World Cup qualifier tonight. Rafael Morales got the scoring started with this awkward goal off a corner kick as he climbed over a falling Mix Diskerud.

Next it was the pesky Carlos Ruiz who got on the score sheet thanks to a weird goal. Off a Guatemala goal kick, the ball went all the way though to Ruiz who began the play offside, but since it was a goal kick it didn't matter. He calmly strolled in on Howard and finished easily to make it 2-0.

And just like that they found themselves trailing 2-0 with a ton of work to do to get back into this match.