World Cup Qualifying: CONCACAF Recap

World Cup Qualifying: CONCACAF Recap

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 8, 2008
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  • 2010 World Cup, CONCACAF, World Cup qualifying

So far, no surprises in the CONCACAF qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. After two games the usual ‘Big Three’ lead their respective groups and the teams behind them aren’t really a shocker either.

Two teams we thought would do better this time around in qualifying have a combine two points. Those two I’m talking about are Guatemala and Canada. I figured both to be in the mix for moving on into the final group stage of qualifying this time around but it turns out neither are quite on par with the Big Three of Mexico, Costa Rica and the US as we thought they could be by now.

I thought they may put up a battle but I was wrong.

I wish there was more to talk about other than the US rosters or Canada not playing well at the moment but the qualifying so far hasn’t been all that impressive. Now you have Canada on the ropes as they have to travel to Mexico City this week. Ouch.

Here is how the CONCACAF Qualifying standings look:

Group A

1. USA (2-0)………………………6 pts
2. Trinidad & Tobago (1-0-1)……..4 pts
3. Guatemala (0-1-1)……………..1 pt
4. Cuba (0-2)……………………..0 pts

Wednesday’s matches: Trinidad & Tobago at USA, Cuba at Guatemala

Group B

1. Mexico (2-0)……………………6 pts
2. Honduras (1-1)…………………3 pts
3. Jamaica (0-1-1)………………..1 pt
4. Canada (0-1-1)…………………1 pt

Wednesday’s matches: Jamaica at Honduras, Canada at Mexico

Group C

1. Costa Rica (2-0)………………..6 pts
2. El Salvador (1-1)……………….3 pts
3. Haiti (0-1-1)……………………1 pt
4. Suriname (0-1-1)……………….1 pt

Wednesday’s matches: El Salvador at Suriname, Costa Rica at Haiti

What do you think of the CONCACAF qualifiers so far? Think the Canadians are completely out of things after two home games? Think any of the Big Three will drop a game before its all finished? Let’s hear it.

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