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U.S. forward Landon Donovan (10) vies with Antigua (Credit: AP)

U.S. forward Landon Donovan (10) vies with Antigua and Barbuda midfielder Quinton Griffith (11) for the ball during the first half of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer game. (June 8, 2012)

US 3, Antigua 1

Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey and Herculez Gomez scored as the United States opened World Cup qualifying with a somewhat shaky 3-1 victory over Antigua and Barbuda.

U.S. forward Clint Dempsey (8) slips between Antigua
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U.S. forward Clint Dempsey (8) slips between Antigua and Barbuda defenders Mark McCoy (2) and Randolph Burton (14) during the first half of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer game. (June 8, 2012)

U.S.defender Carlos Bocanegra (3) celebrates with tJose Torres
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U.S.defender Carlos Bocanegra (3) celebrates with tJose Torres (16) after scoring a first-half goal against Antigua and Barbuda during a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer game. (June 8, 2012)

U.S. forward Herculez Gomez reacts after scoring a
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U.S. forward Herculez Gomez reacts after scoring a second-half goal against Antigua and Barbuda during a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match. (June 8, 2012)

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U.S. forward Herculez Gomez leaps into the air
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U.S. forward Herculez Gomez leaps into the air after scoring a second-half goal against Antigua and Barbuda during a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match. (June 8, 2012)

U.S. forward Landon Donovan (10) vies with Antigua
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U.S. forward Landon Donovan (10) vies with Antigua and Barbuda midfielder Quinton Griffith (11) for the ball during the first half of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer game. (June 8, 2012)

Antigua and Barbuda forward Peter Byers (16) runs
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Antigua and Barbuda forward Peter Byers (16) runs with the ball after scoring a second-half goal past U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) and United States' Clarence Goodson (21) during a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match. (June 8, 2012)

U.S. soccer fans celebrate their team's 3-1 win
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U.S. soccer fans celebrate their team's 3-1 win over Antigua and Barbuda during a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match. (June 8, 2012)

U.S. forward Landon Donovan (10) reacts after sending
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U.S. forward Landon Donovan (10) reacts after sending a shot wide of the goal against Antigua and Barbuda during the second half of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match. (June 8, 2012)

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U.S. forward Clint Dempsey (8) vies with Antigua
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U.S. forward Clint Dempsey (8) vies with Antigua and Barbuda midfielder Keiran Murtagh for control of the ball during the first half of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match. (June 8, 2012)

United States forward Herculez Gomez (9) gets taken
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United States forward Herculez Gomez (9) gets taken down by Antigua and Barbuda defender George Dublin (17) during the first half of a FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match. (June 8, 2012)

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