Posted on October 13, 2012
GUATEMALA CITY — With time running out in a tied game, El Pescadito proved he still can be one slippery fish, even at the age o 33-years-old.
Veteran striker Carlos Ruiz struck in the 85th minute to snap a tie and lift the hosts to a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Jamaica.
The win lifted the Central Americans (3-1-1, 10 points) into a tie for the CONCACAF Group A lead with the United States (3-1-1, 10), which also registered a 2-1 victory, at Antiga & Barbuda on Friday night. The Reggae Boyz (seven) fell to 2-2-1.
The Jamaicans face a must-win situation as they host Antigua (0-4-1, one) at The Ofice on Tuesday night, while Guatemala visits the U.S. in Kansas City, Kansas the same night.
Carlos Figueroa had given the Guatemalans the lead in the 16th minute.
Striker Luton Shelton converted a penalty kick in the 61st minute to lift Reggae Boyz into the tie with the Central American side.
Carlos Ruiz scored in the 85th minute to give Guatemala a 2-1 home win over the Reggae Boyz. Andy Mea/YCJ
Categories: Caribbean, Central America, Guatemala, Jamaica, World Cup Qualifying
Tags: Carlos Figueroa, Carlos Ruiz, El Pescadito, Luke Shelton, Reggae Boyz, World Cup qualifying