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ESPN FC  By ESPN

U.S. names unchanged starting lineup with World Cup berth in sight

United States coach Bruce Arena has named an unchanged starting XI for Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago.

There were no alterations to the team that beat Panama 4-0 on Friday night.

Young star Christian Pulisic has overcome a calf injury and will take the pitch at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. He starts in midfield along with Michael Bradley, Paul Arriola and Darlington Nagbe.

Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood are starting up front, while Clint Dempsey -- still one goal from breaking Landon Donovan's all-time U.S. record -- begins the game on the bench.

Tim Howard starts in goal behind the center-back partnership of Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler, while DeAndre Yedlin and Jorge Villafana are the full-backs.

The U.S. is aiming to secure its eighth consecutive trip to the World Cup finals. A win will clinch the third and final qualification spot, and a draw will likely be enough to get through given the advantage the U.S. has in goal differential over Panama and Honduras.

FIFA has deemed the pitch fit to play on after heavy rains this week left part of the field submerged in water for Monday's final training session.

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