Carlos Ruiz scored twice in the second half and Guatemala scored three unanswered goals to overcome an early deficit with a 3-1 win over Antigua and Barbuda in Friday's 2014 World Cup qualifier. Guatemala pulled even with the United States for second place in CONCACAF's Group A. Both teams sit on four points through the first three games.
Peter Byers gave Antigua and Barbuda some early hope, scoring in the 39th minute for a 1-0 lead that they were were able to take into halftime.
Ruiz brought it even in the 60th minute, though, with an unassisted goal and then gave Guatemala their first lead in the 79th minute. He now has more than 50 goals in his international career.
Guatemala put the game away when Dwight Pezzarossi scored a stoppage time goal off an assist from Marco Pappa.
The two teams will play again on Tuesday in Antigua and Barbuda.