CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Continues This Week

Scott Ludwig@@IndoorSoccerNwzContributor ISeptember 5, 2009

NASHVILLE - APRIL 01: Memebers of the U.S. National Team (L-R) Frankie Hejduk #2, Clint Dempsey #8, Jozy Altidore #17, Michael Bradley #12, Oguchi Onyewu #5, Brian Ching #11, Tim Howard #1, Carlos Bocanegra #3, Pablo Mastroeni #4, DaMarcus Beasley #7 and Landon Donovan #10 participate in a moment of silence for victims of a soccer tragedy on the Ivory Coast last weekend before a FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago on April 1, 2009 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The U.S. defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

World Cup Qualifying continues this week with games on Saturday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 9.  An extremely close chase is on in CONCACAF, where three bids will be awarded to the 2010 World Cup.  A fourth bid may be won with the fourth place team in CONCACAF facing off with the fifth place team in CONMEBOL (South America).

CONCACAF Final Round

GroupGPWDL+/-PTS
Costa Rica64029:912
Honduras631210:610
USA631211:810
Mexico63038:99
El Salvador61236:85
Trinidad & Tobago61237:115

Games kickoff tonight with USA hosting El Salvador.  If USA wants to assure itself in the top three of the group, this is a must-win match.

Trinidad & Tobago travel to Honduras and group leader Costa Rica plays host to Mexico in the other September 5 match-ups.

September 9 schedule:

Costa Rica at El Salvador

USA at Trinidad & Tobago

Honduras at Mexico

The final two match dates of qualifying are October 10 and 14.

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