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Photos: U.S. Men’s National Team Defeats Guatemala, 4-0, in World Cup Qualifier


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The road to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia took a nice turn for the U.S. Men’s National Team as they shut out Guatemala, 4-0, in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — A sea of red, white and blue filled most of MAPFRE Stadium where 20, 624 people came to watch the World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Guatemala Men’s National Team in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. The U.S. defeated Guatemala 4-0.
A sea of red, white and blue filled most of MAPFRE Stadium where 20, 624 people came to watch the World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Guatemala Men’s National Team in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. The U.S. defeated Guatemala 4-0. (Joel Prince for WOUB)
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A United States supporter waits for the start of the match in Columbus, Ohio at MAPFRE Stadium on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016. (Mark Clavin/WOUB)
COLUMBUS, OHIO — A camera operator's "cheat sheet" shows the difficulties the U.S. Men’s National Team faced with three recently injured starters scratched off the roster prior to World Cup qualifier against the Guatemala Men’s National Team at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. Despite the missing players the U.S. went on to defeat Guatemala 4-0.
A camera operator’s “cheat sheet” shows the difficulties the U.S. Men’s National Team faced with three recently injured starters scratched off the roster prior to World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. (Joel Prince for WOUB)
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A mix of Guatemalan starters and substitutes warm up before the beginning of World Cup qualifying match in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016. The Guatemalan club beat the United States National Team earlier in the week, 2-0. (Mark Clavin/WOUB)
COLUMBUS, OHIO — U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper, Tim Howard, warms up his teammates before before the game against the Guatemala Men’s National Team at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. 20,624 people attended the game to watch the U.S. defeat Guatemala 4-0.
U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper, Tim Howard, warms up his teammates before before the game against the Guatemalan Men’s National Team at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. 20,624 people attended the game to watch the U.S. defeat Guatemala 4-0. (Joel Price for WOUB)
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Tim Howard helps warm up Brad Guzan, the starting goalie, by crossing balls into the box prior to the 4-0 victory at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016. (Mark Clavin/WOUB)
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Jurgen Klinsman, head coach of the United States Men’s National Team, stands during the national anthem before the start of the match between Guatemala and the United States. (Mark Clavin/WOUB)
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(Left) U.S. Men’s National Team players DeAndre Yedlin, Gyase Zardes, and Edgar Castillo, line up during the national anthem prior to their 4-0 victory at MAPFRE Stadium on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016. (Mark Clavin/WOUB)
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U.S. Men’s National Team Forward, Clint Dempsey (8), celebrates after scoring a goal in the 12th minute of the match against Guatemala. It was the 14th goal for Dempsey in a World Cup qualifying match, making him the all-time leading goal scorer in United States history. (Mark Clavin/WOUB)
COLUMBUS, OHIO — U.S. forward, Clint Dempsey, attempts to redirect a loose ball to his teammates during the first half of the World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Guatemala Men’s National Team at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. 20,624 people attended the game to watch the U.S. defeat Guatemala 4-0.
U.S. forward, Clint Dempsey, attempts to redirect a loose ball to his teammates during the first half of the World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Guatemala Men’s National Team at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. (Joel Prince for WOUB)
COLUMBUS, OHIO — U.S. Men's National Team midfielder, Graham Zusi (19), strikes the ball through oncoming defenders of the Guatemala Men’s National Team to score his team's 3 goal in the 46th minute of the World Cup qualifying match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. 20,624 people attended the game to watch the U.S. defeat Guatemala 4-0.
U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder, Graham Zusi (19), strikes the ball through oncoming defenders of the Guatemala Men’s National Team to score his team’s 3rd goal in the 46th minute of the World Cup qualifying match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. (Joel Prince for WOUB)
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Bobby Wood (left) celebrates with his teammate, Graham Zusi, following Zusi's goal in the 46th minute of play which put the U.S. Men's National Team up 3-0 against the Guatemala Men’s National Team during the World Cup qualifying match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. 20,624 people attended the game to watch the U.S. defeat Guatemala 4-0.
Bobby Wood (left) celebrates with his teammate, Graham Zusi, following Zusi’s goal in the 46th minute of play which put the U.S. Men’s National Team up 3-0 against the Guatemala Men’s National Team during the World Cup qualifying match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. (Joel Prince for WOUB)
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Fans celebrated during the United States 4-0 victory over Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016. (Mark Clavin/WOUB)
COLUMBUS, OHIO — U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder, Ethan Finlay, puts the ball past Guatemala Men’s National Team goalkeeper, Paulo Motta, during the World Cup qualifying match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. Despite Finlay's effort, no goal was scored on account of his offside position prior to the shot.
U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder, Ethan Finlay, puts the ball past Guatemala Men’s National Team goalkeeper, Paulo Motta, during the World Cup qualifying match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. Despite Finlay’s effort, no goal was scored on account of his offside position prior to the shot. (Joel Prince for WOUB)
COLUMBUS, OHIO — U.S. Men's National Team midfielder, Christian Pulisic (11), outruns Guatemala Men’s National Team forward, Jose Contreras for the ball during the World Cup Qualifying match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. 17-year-old, Pulisic, became the youngest American ever to appear in a World Cup qualifier when he made his national team debut in the second half of the U.S. 4-0 win over Guatemala.
U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder, Christian Pulisic (11), outruns Guatemala Men’s National Team forward, Jose Contreras, for the ball during the World Cup qualifying match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. Pulisic, 17, became the youngest American ever to appear in a World Cup qualifier when he made his national team debut in the second half of the U.S. 4-0 win over Guatemala. (Joel Prince for WOUB)
COLUMBUS, OHIO — 15-year-old, Michael Truitt, watches the World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Guatemala Men’s National Team at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. Truitt, and his teammates from the Ohio Elite club in Southwest Ohio, worked the event as "ball kids."
Michael Truitt, 15, watches the World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Guatemala Men’s National Team at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. Truitt, and his teammates from the Ohio Elite club in Southwest Ohio, worked the event as “ball kids.” (Joel Prince for WOUB)
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U.S. Men’s National Team forward, Clint Dempsey (left), and midfielder, Jozy Altidore (right), celebrate while Guatemala Men’s National Team goalkeeper, Paulo Motta, reacts after Altidore’s goal in the 89th minute of the World Cup qualifying match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 29, 2016. (Mark Clavin/WOUB)