The United States already had little to fear from its World Cup 2010 qualifying round games against Barbados over the coming two weekends. Now that its opponent has lost twice to lowly Bermuda these
past few days, it should have even fewer concerns about progressing to the semi-final group phase.
In the first game Saturday Barbados lost, 2-1, a defeat that Coach Eyre Sealey
put down to "errors" and poor refereeing. Things worsened Monday when the Bajans lost the second of the two road games, 3-0. Barbados is ranked sixth in the Caribbean Football Union, Bermuda
Barbados, which "appeared sorely under-prepared" for the U.S. games, will be missing its Argentine-based star Dwayne McClean for the first leg in LA this Sunday. Paul Ifill,
of English Championship side Crystal Palace, did not play in the Bermuda games, but expects to be in LA.
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