U.S. moves to verge of 6th straight World Cup berth

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - The United States moved within a win of its sixth straight World Cup appearance, beating Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 Wednesday night on Ricardo Clark's goal in the 62nd minute.

The United States failed to win its first three road qualifiers this year and played a listless first half. The Americans went ahead when Clint Dempsey played the ball wide to Landon Donovan, who cut the ball back to Clark.

Clark took a touch and let loose a bending 26-yard shot that swerved past goalkeeper Clayton Ince. It was just the second goal in 25 international appearances for the Houston Dynamo midfielder, who also scored against Paraguay in the Copa America two years ago.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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