Watch Live: USMNT takes on St. Vincent and the Grenadines in WCQ

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While we point to the 2018 World Cup as the truest barometer of Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenure as head coach of the U.S. national team, qualification to the quadrennial competition must still be secured.

WATCH LIVE: St. Vincent and the Grenadines vs. USA — En Vivo/

On Friday, Klinsmann’s USMNT could move one step closer to qualification for Russia 2018 with a victory away to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (3:30 p.m. ET — Watch live on, a tiny Caribbean nation of just over 100,000 — and a bit of help elsewhere (Trinidad and Tobago beating Guatemala later on Friday, couple with a USMNT victory, would secure American progression into the Hexagonal).

Unavailable for Friday’s game: Clint Dempsey (personal health), Michael Bradley (suspension), Jermaine Jones (injury) and John Brooks (injury).