USA vs. Guatemala: 7 Things We Learned in World Cup Qualifier

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USA vs. Guatemala: 7 Things We Learned in World Cup Qualifier
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That was what we all needed.

The United States men's national team defeated Guatemala 3-1 Tuesday night at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. With the victory, the Americans qualified for the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, sent Guatemala home (thanks to an assist from Jamaica), and calmed their fans' severely frayed nerves.

Clint Dempsey netted two goals and captain Carlos Bocanegra also scored as the U.S. overturned a surprising early deficit. Unlike in previous matches, Jurgen Klinsmann's team capitalized on its advantage in the first half and effectively protected it in the second.

As the U.S. moves on to the final-round hexagonal, here are seven things we learned from Tuesday's qualifier.

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