CHAD WINGER - Sunday, November 25, 2007
Donovan hoping for third World Cup
The United States has learned its path to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after the qualifying draw was made in Durban.
Bob Bradley's men will face the winner of a home-and-home series between Barbados and Dominica for a spot in the semifinals.
In the semifinals, possible opponents is 2006 World Cup participant Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala, led by FC Dallas striker Carlos Ruiz.
The semifinal group could also include a politically charged trip to communist Cuba, should the island nation overcome the winner of the Aruba - Antigua and Barbuda matchup.
Should the US advance from the semifinals, the traditional "hex" will again determine the three automatic qualifiers from CONCACAF as well as the playoff participant who will face South American opposition.