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U.S. SOCCER TEAM BEATS GUATEMALA

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The United States defeated Guatemala 2-1 Saturday in a World Cup qualifying game critical to the American bid for appearing in next year's tournament in Italy.

The Americans now enjoy some breathing room in the five-team standings for countries from North and Central America and the Caribbean. Two will advance to the 1990 World Cup, with the U.S. bidding for its first appearance since 1950.