PORT-OF-SPAIN, Sporting Alert – North American giants USA and Mexico will look to keep dominating their rivals in the region when they return to work in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.
After putting away El Salvador 3-0 in the opening game of the semi-final, El Tri will make the trip to San Pedro Sula to face Honduras in Group A.
Mexico has won its last three games, including a thrilling 3-2 victory over USA in the CONCACAF Confederations Cup playoff last month, and the travelers will start favourites to pick up their second win in the fourth round.
Honduras, in the meantime, dropped their opening fourth round CONCACAF World Cup qualifying game in Canada, and although they will be playing at home, the odds are against them beating this very talented and skillful Mexico team.
Three more points for Mexico Tuesday night would take them to six points in Group A, while Honduras, which has not won in the last four games and 10 in the last 11 outings, will be hoping to get off the mark at home.
After hammering Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6-1 in a one-sided competition, USA will be hoping to travel with that form when they go up against Trinidad and Tobago in what is expected to be a very tricky tie at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.
A brace from striker Jozy Altidore guided the Stars and Stripes to an expected victory over Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, although they had to do it coming from behind.
Trinidad and Tobago, meanwhile, went on the road and beat Guatemala 2-1 to make a winning start in Group C and the Soca Warriors are looking forward taking on the favourites to win the group.
“Everyone’s healthy and that’s a big thing for us this time,” head coach Stephen Hart said.
“We have switched our focus to tomorrow’s match and our preparations were specific to that over the past few sessions.”
In Group B games, the Jamaica Reggae Boyz hunt their first win of the CONCACAF World Cup semi-final round qualifiers against Haiti, after losing to Panama at home last week.
Also in Group B, Costa Rica and Panama will battle in the early top of the group clash.
Live CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers
Tuesday, November 17
2:30pm St. Vincent / Grenadines vs Guatemala beIN SPORTS CONNECT
4:00pm Honduras vs Mexico beIN Sports USA
6:00pm Haiti vs Jamaica beIN SPORTS CONNECT
6:30pm Trinidad and Tobago vs USA beIN Sports USA
8:30pm El Salvador vs Canada beIN Sports USA
8:30pm Panama vs Costa Rica beIN SPORTS CONNECT