CONCACAF giants Mexico, USA seek wins in World Cup qualifiers

(Sporting Alert) — Mexico, Honduras and the United States hunt wins at home in CONCACAF World Cup 2014 qualifying action on Tuesday night.

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All three teams will be playing on home soil and want to take full advantage of their home supports.

After beating Jamaica with a last second goal, USA will try to move even closer to booking a place in Brazil next summer with another victory when they host Panama, one of only two teams yet to taste defeat CONCACAF
Hexagonal.

The United States currently sit second in the standings with seven points, the same amount as Mexico and Costa Rica.

The game of the night could come from the clash between Mexico and Costa Rica at the Azteca, which will be live on ESPN and ESPN3.com.

Lots of attention has been placed on Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez and striker wants to return to his recent goalscoring form.

Elsewhere in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday night, strugglers Jamaica will take on Honduras with the Reggae Boyz desperate for a win to ease the fire off head coach Theodore Whitmore, who, according to reports reaching SportingAlert.com this week, could be fired as early as Wednesday if Jamaica fails again.

So is the Reggae Boyz coach worried?

“We’ve to start getting points … and I don’t mean like one point now,” Whitmore was quoted as saying in the Jamaica-Gleaner.

He doesn’t expect any favours from Honduras either as they too need to start winning games.

“It’s going to be always difficult playing away from home, but probably playing away will be best for us because our back is against the wall,” he said.

“The Hondurans are at home and they, more than anything else, will want to go at us so we just have to keep our shape, keep organised, keep our focus and we’ll get something out of the game.”

MARK SMITH | CARIBBEAN CONTRIBUTOR

Sports is just pure awesomeness. That's Mark's favourite saying and he does enjoy covering various sporting events in the Caribbean. Mark has been covering Caribbean related events since the mid 2000s.

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