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US Has Little Margin for Home World Cup Qualifying Stumble

United States' Matt Turner (1) walks off the pitch following the team's loss to Canada at the end of the second half of a World Cup soccer qualifier in Hamilton, Ontario, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
United States' Matt Turner (1) walks off the pitch following the team's loss to Canada at the end of the second half of a World Cup soccer qualifier in Hamilton, Ontario, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
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(AP) -- The U.S. has little margin for a stumble at home in World Cup qualifying.

With a victory over Honduras on Wednesday night in brutal cold at St. Paul, Minnesota, the Americans could be in position to clinch a return to soccer’s showcase if they beat Panama on March 27 at Orlando, Florida.