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ady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Poi
Matt Besler got back to the U.S. team hotel after training on the eve of the United States World Cup qualifier at St. Vincent and the Grenadines when his cellphone came to life.I had a message from my wife just saying, call me ASAP, and I had that feeling that something was happening, he said.Back in Kansas City, Kansas, Amanda Besler felt her water break and went into labor two weeks early. On a Caribbean island, there was no way Matt Besler could return home quickly for the arrival of his first child.Parker Rhea Besler was born at about 6:45 a.m. local time Friday. About nine hours later her daddy scored his first international goal, helping the United States to a 6-0 win that moved the Americans into prime position to advance to the final round of World Cup qualifying.I always knew that it was a risk coming down here, the 29-year-old Sporting Kansas City defender said. At the same time, you have to live your life and come down here. There was about a 48-hour window where I knew that I was pretty much here and stuck here just due to the travel conditions. It would have been impossible to get back in time, and thats why I decided to stay. I was just going to try to make the best of it, and Ill get to meet my baby girl soon enough.Christian Pulisic, the Americans 17-year-old attacker, entered in the second half and scored twice off passes from Sacha Kljestan. Pulisic also set up Kljestans first goal for the national team in six years.Bobby Wood scored in the 28th minute, Besler doubled the lead in the 32nd and Jozy Altidore converted a penalty kick in the 43rd as the Americans built a 3-0 halftime lead at the Arnos Vale cricket ground.Besler, who has three goals for Kansas City since joining the team in 2009, was making his 36th international appearance. He scored when MLS teammate Graham Zusi lofted a free kick, and Nazir McBernettes headed clearance attempt went toward the defender. Besler chested the ball and knocked it in with his left foot from about 4 yards.For whatever reason, I could feel the ball gravitate to me at the back post, so I was ready for it, he said.Besler was surrounded by a half dozen teammates in a rocking-the-cradle celebration reminiscent of Bebetos at the 1994 World Cup. He had told U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Friday morning that he was in the right frame of mind to play.Its already a special day, but I wanted to even make it even more special and play in this special game, he remembered saying.The 26th-ranked United States (3-1-1) is second in Group C behind Trinidad and Tobago (3-0-2), which tied visiting Guatemala (2-2-1) later Friday. With a plus-13 goal difference to Guatemalas plus-1, the Americans are virtually assured of reaching the final round hexagonal in North and Central America and the Caribbean when they host Trinidad on Tuesday at Jacksonville, Florida.A T&T win Friday would have clinched berths for both the Soca Warriors and the Americans, but Carlos Ruiz got his second goal of the game in the 87th for visiting Guatemala, which finished a man short.Pulisic and Kljestan entered midway through the second half. Pulisic scored in the 71st minute off a pass from Kljestan, who had not played for the national team since March 2014, and the 30-year-old Kljestan tapped in a cross from Pulisic seven minutes later. Pulisic scored from 18 yards off Kljestans pass in the second minute of stoppage time, his third international goal.Pulisic became the youngest American with a goal in qualifying. A 17 years, 349 days, he also is the youngest with a two-goal game. He wore the No. 10 jersey -- Landon Donovans old number -- for the first time.Obviously its an honor, Pulisic said. I know some great number 10s have been out there, but I was just given the number, so Im excited to wear it.Klinsmann attributed the decision to equipment manager Jesse Bignami.I always say the number 10 has a meaning. Theres no doubt about it, the coach said before adding with a laugh: Ask him now a question how he feels with that heavy number on his back.Game notes Right back DeAndre Yedlin was given a yellow card for a 13th-minute foul and will be suspended for Tuesdays game, when Tim Howard is slated to start in goal. ... 156th-ranked St. Vincent (0-5) has been outscored 25-3. ... Because St. Vincents new Argyle International Airport has not been finished, the U.S. charter flight from Florida could not fly directly to the islands E.T. Joshua Airport, which has a shorter runway. Instead, the Americans flew to Barbados and players transferred to a pair of 19-seat planes. A third plane for the teams gear had a dead battery, to the pair of 19-seaters dropped off the players, then returned to Barbados to get the gear and team staff. ... Both national anthems were played on steel drums. ... Altidores 35th international goal moved him past Eric Wynalda for sole possession of third on the American career scoring list behind Donovan (57) and Dempsey (52). ... In Group A, already-clinched Mexico (5-0) won 3-1 at El Salvador (0-3-2) on second-half goals by Hector Moreno, Angel Sepulveda and Raul Jimenez, and Honduras (2-2-1) rallied on goals by Mario Martinez and Romell Quioto for a 2-1 win over visiting Canada (1-4-1). In Group B, Costa Rica (4-0-1) advanced with a 1-0 win at Haiti on Randall Azofeifas 71st-minute goal, and Panama (3-1-1) clinched with a 2-0 victory at home over Jamaica (1-3-1) on goals by Gabriel Torres and Abdiel Arroyo, eliminating the Reggae Boyz. 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Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. indicated Saturday that his return to racing is not imminent as he continues to treatment for concussion-type symptoms.Earnhardt posted the following in a tweet Saturday morning:Earnhardt, 41, is missing his third consecutive race after suffering balance issues and nausea. Wrecks June 12 at Michigan and July 2 at Daytona possibly produced the concussion-type symptoms, he has said.He missed two races in 2012 because of two concussions in a six-week period.Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program are overseeing Earnhardts treatment.Alex Bowman substituted for Earnhardt two weeks ago at New Hampshire, and Jeff Gordon has come out of retirement since then to drive the No. 88 car. Gordon, who will turn 45 next Thursday, said Friday at Pocono Raceway that he would race as long as hhes needed by Hendrick Motorsports, where he is an equity owner.ddddddddddddEarnhardt, speaking on his The Dale Jr. Download podcast Monday, said he wont rush his return. The series goes to the road course at Watkins Glen next week before a week off, followed by races at Bristol, Michigan, Darlington and Richmond.There are certain things that you can race through, but one of the things that you cannot race through is concussion-like symptoms, Earnhardt said. The balance deal is a critical part of being able to drive a race car.This process is going to take a little bit longer. ... Im not going to go against that [doctors] advice, no matter what. I cant play around at this age. And with my history, I definitely dont need to get cute. 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