U.S. VERSUS EL SALVADOR

Guzan ready in Howard's absence

March 27, 2009
By Luke Cyphers, Special to ESPNsoccernet
As the U.S. celebrated its 2-0 victory over Mexico to open World Cup hexagonal qualifying Feb. 11, star goalie Tim Howard sidled up to his backup, Brad Guzan. "Pretty sure you're getting the next game," said Howard, who drew his second yellow card in as many matches, disqualifying him from the March 28 contest in El Salvador.

"That was the furthest thing from my mind," Guzan said, "I just put it on the back burner and went back to enjoying the victory." Probably a wise move. Games in ...

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