The American National team got a hard fought tie in the second game of their 2014 World Cup Qualifying efforts 1-1 against Guatemala.

Team USA controlled the early part of the game and managed to get a goal just before the half from Clint Dempsey, his second of qualifying.

In the second half, Marco Papa Ponce delighted loud and boisterous home crowd when he ripped a free kick around the wall and into the top corner of the net well out of the reach of Tim Howard.

The Americans now lead group 1 with four points. Jamaica also has 4 points after defeating Guatemala and drawing with Antigua and Barbuda, but the American's lead on goal difference.

Mexico and Panama are each undefeated and each is leading their respective group. Costa Rica and Canada have the other two slots that will advance to round three right now.