Carlos Costly proves his last name right against the Ticos
With Honduras thrashing the Ticos, 4-0, Los Catrachos move ahead of the US on goal difference. The Ticos retain the top spot with 12 points. Mexico find themselves in fourth place.
The Ticos are looking a bit vulnerable here and will be looking to regroup in San Jose for a huge encounter against Mexico next month. The US take on El Salvador at Sandy and Honduras face Trinidad and Tobago at home. El Salvador and T&T can still make it to the three qualifying spots so the race is very open in the Concacaf group.
Los Catrachos and Mexico are on the upswing while the Ticos who barely made it out of the group stages in the Gold Cup meanwhile have lost ground. They have an inferior goal differential to the US and Honduras that could prove pivotal. The US meanwhile might have an easier time against El Salvador at home but will be without the services of Oguchi Onyewu. The two teams battled to a 2-2 draw at San Salvador in the first encounter.