U.S. a step closer to World Cup berth with win

August 17, 2005
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Brian McBride's goal just 91 seconds into the game moved the United States to the brink of clinching its fifth straight World Cup appearance. The United States dominated throughout but failed to add to its early advantage, beating Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 Wednesday night in a game that all but assured the Americans of a place in the 32-nation field for next year's tournament in Germany. With a win over rival Mexico in its next game on Sept. 3 at Columbus, Ohio, the United ...

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