Barbados and Dominica play to 1-1 tie

Potential U.S. World Cup opponents Dominica and Barbados played to a 1-1 tie in the first leg of their first-round CONCACAF series on Wednesday in Roseau.

Richard Pacquette of 2008 English FA Cup Havant & Waterlooville sensation gave Dominica the lead in the 20th minute, but the Bajans maintained their unbeaten record in the series when Jeffrey Williams equalized five minutes before halftime.

The series moves to Bridgetown for the second leg March 26 in Bridgetown.

The winner meets the USA in the second-round series. The first leg will be played on June 15 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

In other CONCACAF action, San Jose Earthquakes forward Gavin Glinton scored what proved to be the winning goal to lead the tiny Turks & Caicaos Islands to a shock 2-1 victory over St. Lucia for their first win ever in World Cup qualifying.

El Salvador got five goals from Rudis Corrales and three from former MLS star Ronald Cerritos to beat Anguilla, 12-0.

Anguilla's home match will be played March 26 in Washington, D.C., since the Caribbean nation does not have a stadium that meets FIFA's minimum requirements.

CONCACAF
First Round, First Leg
Feb. 6 in Roseau
Dominica 1 (Pacquette 20) Barbados 1 (Williams 42).

Feb. 6 in Providenciales

Turks & Caicaos Island 2 (Lawrie 31, Glinton 75) St. Lucia 1 (Nyhime 90).

Feb. 6 in Oranjestad

Aruba 0 Antigua & Barbuda 3 (Dublin 22, Gregory 27, own goal 40).

Feb. 6 in Guatemala City

Belize 3 (McCauley 6, 41, Roches 21) St. Kitts & Nevis 1 (Williams 13).

Feb. 6 in Diriamba

Nicaragua 0 Neth. Antilles 1 (Jongsma 15).

Feb. 6 in San Salvador

El Salvador 12 (Martin 5, 17, Corrales 31, 32, 55, 65, 68, Cerritos 46, 77, 85, Quintanilla 70, Umana 80) Aguilla 0.

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