Costa Rica advanced in the second position in Group B with a total of 10 points and a 3-1-2 record. Both losses came at the hands of the Mexicans. Costa Rica picked up two victories over Guyana, and a win and a draw versus El Salvador.
Honduras topped Group C by virtue of goal difference. They ended with 11 points. The group victory can be directly attributed to the shocking 8-1 victory over Canada in the last match. It was enough to catapult them ahead and eliminate Canada altogether.
The Jamaicans posted 10 points to finish second in Group A and crept by Guatemala in the final match via goal difference. They defeated Antigua and Barbuda 4-1, while the U.S. defeated Guatemala 3-1 in the final matches. They had a plus-three goal difference to Guatemala's plus-one.
Mexico dominated Group B. They achieved the maximum 18 points with a perfect 6-0 record against the other three nations in the group.
With Canada's loss to Honduras and a draw against Cuba, Panama squeaked by to the next round of qualifying. They matched Honduras' 11 points but finished second on goal difference. They will be happy just to move forward.
The U.S. had an up-and-down qualifying run, but they still managed to come out on top in Group A with 13 points. The 4-1-1 record was good enough to send them to the Hex. The final three matches proved critical, as the U.S. nabbed three straight victories with a pieced-together roster.