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
Feb. 6 in Providenciales Turks & Caicaos Island 2
(Lawrie 31, Glinton 75) St.
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
Feb. 6 in Diriamba Nicaragua 0 Neth. Antilles 1
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