[ANTIGUA & BARBUDA-USA]Narrow wins by the USA and Guatemala on Friday put them in the driver's seat to capture the two berths from Group A in next year's Hexagonal. They will find themselves in the unique position of both advancing if they tie on Tuesday in Kansas City. Friday's results leave them with a three-point edge and three-goal advantage on goal difference over Jamaica, meaning the USA or Guatemala might still qualify if it loses on Tuesday.
YELLOW CARDS. Jermaine Jones' yellow card, picked up six minutes after entering the game, was his second of qualifying and will keep him out of the Guatemala match.
TRIVIA.The USA improved to 8-2-2 this year and currently holds the best winning percentage (0.750) since its 13-3-4 performance in 2005.
Oct. 12 in North Sound
Antigua & Barbuda 1 USA 2.Goals: Blackstock 25; E.Johnson 20, 90.
Antigua & Barbuda -- James; Joseph, G.Dublin, Griffith, A.Thomas, George, Francis-Angol, Burton, Byers (Smith, 89), T.Thomas, Blackstock.
USA --Howard; Cherundolo, Goodson, Cameron, Bocanegra, Zusi (Kljestan, 78), Williams (Jones, 56), Bradley, E.Johnson; Dempsey, Gomez (Gordon, 73).
Yellow cards:Antigua & Barbuda -- T.Thomas 61; USA --Jones 62.
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad & Tobago).
10 USA (8-5)
10 Guatemala (8-5)
7 Jamaica (5-5)
1 Antigua & Barbuda (3-9)
Jamaica-Antigua & Barbuda