When and where: The 2014 World Cup qualifier kicks-off from the EStadio Nacional Mateo Flores in Guatemala City at 10 p.m. ET. A live stream is available for $29.95 at UStream.TV.
Preview: After a disappointing 3-1 home win against Antigua and Barbuda to begin their World Cup qualifying campaign, the U.S. face a far more imposing test in Guatemala on Tuesday.
It's always a hostile atmosphere when the U.S. travels to Central America and this occasion is unlikely to prove any different. The contest is coach Jurgen Klinsmann's first experience of taking his side into the region, while several of the squad's younger players are also likely to be surprised at just how intimidating the surroundings can prove.
Something that striker Terrence Boyd has already come to realize.
It opened my eyes, he said, according to Goal.com, after arriving at the airport amidst heavy security. I didn't know Guatemala could be so dangerous.
As for the match itself, the U.S. will need to show grater ingenuity going forward to break down what is sure to be a stubborn Guatemala defense. With that in mind, Kilnsmann may well take a repeat of the 1-0 scoreline when the sides last met in Guatemala back in 2008.
Indeed, the home side will be looking to overcome a 17 game winless streak against the U.S. The Chapines also began Group A of qualifying in less than ideal manner, suffering a 1-0 loss to Jamaica.
Guatemala (probable, 5-4-1)
D: Gallardo, Lopez, Rodriguez, Vazquez, Morales
M: Velesquez, Galindo, Ponce, Rodriguez
USA (probable, 4-3-2-1)
D: Cherundolo, Goodson, Bocanegra, Parkhurst
M: Edu, Bradley, Jones
Prediction: This certainly won't be a stroll for the U.S. as they look to continue their 100 percent record in qualifying. Up against a five-man back line space is going to be hard to come by and Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan will be crucial to creating precious openings. It's unlikely to be pretty, but the U.S. should just have enough to get a hard-fought win.