USA Vs. Antigua and Barbuda, World Cup 2014 Qualifying: Road To Brazil Begins In Tampa

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 3: Landon Donovan #10 of USA controls the ball against Canada during their international friendly match on June 3, 2012 at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The United States starts its next leg of World Cup qualifying on Friday night in Tampa Bay. Can the United States start this leg with a win?

A little more than a week after the United States Men's National Soccer Team lost to Brazil at FedEx Field, 4-1, they hope to rebound in their first game in the next leg of World Cup 2014 Qualifying. On Friday night, the team will face Antigua and Barbuda at Raymond James Stadium in the first game of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

Right now there are 12 teams in the Confederation of North, Central American, Carribean Association Football (CONCACAF) that are still eligible for qualification for the 2014 World Cup. Those nations have been separated into three separate groups. The winner and runner up in each group moves onto the next round where they can clinch one of 32 spots in the World Cup.

Along with Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica and Guatemala are in the United States' group. Qualifying games will take place starting Friday and go all the way through October of this year.

Antigua and Barbuda has never qualified for the World Cup and is currently ranked 105 by FIFA.

The game between the United States and Antigua and Barbuda will be broadcast live on ESPN starting at 7 p.m.

The United States roster for this game is as follows.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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