Carlos Ruiz may be old and he may dive a lot and he may be incredibly hated by every fan base in CONCACAF, but he is still pretty good. He had a hard free kick earlier in the game that stung the palms of Tim Howard and now, just minutes after Clint Dempsey put the United States in front, Ruiz came agonizingly close to equalizing for Guatemala.
The shaky U.S. defense came undone and Ruiz got the ball in the box. He turned and found the goal, but his shot curled just wide of the post. Tim Howard did well to come off his line and cut off the angle, but the U.S. have to feel lucky that they are not behind and they will have to get it together in defense or Ruiz will beat them eventually.