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U.S. Soccer officials said it’s their understanding that the 10,000-seat venue in St. John’s, Antigua, is sold out. About 80,000 people live on the island.

“We’ve got to come out with momentum,” Gomez said.

It’s equally important to leave with momentum. The Americans tied Guatemala 1-1 on the road in June, so that would suggest the game in Kansas City on Tuesday will be far from easy.

Klinsmann said he welcomes that part.

“This week, it’s about points,” he said. “It’s about six points and moving on.”

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