World Cup qualifying

U.S. needs wins to seal qualifying passage

October 11, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
With the World Cup qualifying standings a mess, the U.S. national team has found a way to simplify things: win and win.

There are other ways the U.S. could reach the final round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but the Americans are fixating now on the route that sounds easiest but will be the most difficult.

"The U.S. has to win these two final games," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "But we are facing them like finals and I'm sure that every player will give ...

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