- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 21, 2008
- 4 Comments
- 2010 World Cup, CONCACAF, World Cup qualifying
Loads of action last night in CONCACAF and around the world for 2010 World Cup qualifying. I won’t go into other regions of the world for now but I did want to talk a little about our own region’s group of games last night.
US 1 – 0 Guatemala: Ugly, ugly game but for the US winning on the road in the toughest place in their group to start out qualifying isn’t a bad thing at all. Nice to see the group of US fans in attendance last night there too. I thought Guatemala had the better of the chances, especially in the first hour of the match but in the end it was the US who scored the lone goal and made the most of their chances.
T & T 3 – 1 Cuba: Pretty much the expected result here. A couple goals from Keon Daniel early lead the visitors to three points in Group A. Cuba did get a late goal but again this was pretty expected.
Mexico 2 – 1 Honduras: Mexico giving up a goal early at the Azteca? Yeah, a rocket of a shot by Julio Cesar de Leon early in the game put Mexico on their heels. But two late goals by Pavel Pardo gave the home fans a sigh of relief and ended some of the “Fire Sven” chants that were probably being thrown out after the Leon goal.
Canada 1 – 1 Jamacia: Pretty much what I expected out of this match. Two evenly matched teams, Julian de Guzman for Canada and Andy Williams for Jamacia get on the scoreboard in this one up at BMO Field. Canada gave the 22,000 some hope with the early second half goal but the homeside had trouble keeping the lead.
Haiti 2 – 2 Suriname: Honestly I know little about each of these two countries but I highly doubt either one will advance pass this phase anyways.
Costa Rica 1 – 0 El Salvador: The two I figure will battle to the end in this group. Costa Rica won the home leg of this match up. A very defensive battle from reports I’ve read. Alvaro Saborio nets the lone goal for the home side.
Expect this to be a feature on here as we head into the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Feel free to comment below about a match you saw or who you think will advance through out of this semi-final group stage.