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Stoppage Time: When mediocre is good enough

Tuesday's match with Guatemala marked the first time that the United States has faced elimination in World Cup qualifying since 2000.

And less than five minutes into the game, the Americans fell behind.

Suddenly, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his team sat 85 minutes away from falling into a soccer abyss.

Had the United States been eliminated in the semifinal round of qualifying, it would have marked the biggest disappointment in team history.

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