Guatemala to play US in KC in World Cup qualifying

BY foxsports • June 5, 2012

Guatemala will play the United States in the final semifinal match of qualifying for the World Cup on Oct. 16 at the home of MLS club Sporting Kansas City.

The U.S. opens its campaign for the 2014 World Cup on Friday against Antigua and Barbuda in Tampa, Fla. The men's national team is already scheduled to face Guatemala on June 12 at Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City, and Jamaica on Sept. 11 in Columbus, Ohio.

The four teams in Group A play each other both at home and away during the round-robin qualifying.

The game in Kansas City, Kan., will be the first World Cup qualifier the team has played on the Kansas side of the state line. The U.S. beat Costa Rica in Kansas City, Mo., in 2001.