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After daughter's birth, Besler helps US rout St Vincent 6-0

Matt Besler got back to the U.S. team hotel after training on the eve of the United States' World Cup qualifier at St. Vincent and the Grenadines when his cellphone came to life.

"I had a message from my wife just saying, call me ASAP, and I had that feeling that something was happening," he said.

Back in Kansas City, Kansas, Amanda Besler felt her water break and went into labor two weeks early. On a Caribbean island, there was no way Matt Besler could return home quickly.

Parker Rhea Besler was born at about 6:45 a.m. local time Friday, and about nine hours later her daddy scored his first international goal, helping the United States to a 6-0 win that...