The first game of the penultimate leg of World Cup Qualifying for 2014 begins on Friday night from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay. There the United States hopes to start their qualifying off strong against Antigua and Barbuda.
The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start time and will be broadcast on ESPN with a live stream of the game begin broadcast on ESPN3.com. This is the first time in US Soccer history that they will play Antigua and Barbuda in international competition.
Left backs for the United States, Edgar Castillo and Fabian Johnson, are likely to miss Friday's game. Castillo, who started for Johnson on Sunday in their draw against Canada when Johnson was hurt in warmups, injured either his hamstring or a groin in training on Thursday and will most likely be held out of Friday's game.
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