[WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING]
In a battle of potential U.S. opponents in the semifinal round of Concacaf
qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, Cuba won, 4-3, at Antigua & Barbuda on Tuesday night in the first leg of their second-round series. Leonel Pla
broke the 3-3 tie with a goal in the 85th minute for Cuba. Jaine Valencia
scored twice, and Yoel Colome
scored for the Cubans. Kerry Skepple
led Antigua & Barbuda with two goals. Tylo Simon
scored the third
goal in the 81st minute.
The USA, an 8-0 winner over Barbados, and Guatemala, which takes a 6-0 lead into its second leg against St. Lucia in Los Angeles, will be joined by the
Cuba-Antigua & Barbuda and the winner of the Bermuda-Trinidad & Tobago series. Bermuda upset T&T, 2-1, in the first leg of their series.