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Onstad own goal blows it for Canada; comeback win for Mexico
August 21st, 2008 7AM
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[WORLD CUP 2010] Pavel Pardo scored two late goals to lead Mexico to a 2-1 comeback win over Honduras. Canada is already in trouble after tying at home with Jamaica because of an own goal by its MLS keeper. Suriname had a 2-0 lead until squandering it in the waning minutes against Haiti. The Ticos and Soca Warriors fared well.

Julio Cesar De Leon gave Honduras a 1-0 lead in 35th minute but German-based Pardo scored twice within three minute late in the second half to give Mexico a 2-1 win. Pavel's heroics prevented Mexico's second-ever Azteca Stadium defeat in qualifying and spared new coach Sven-Goran Eriksson of a dismal start.

The USA, after its 1-0 win at Guatemala, shares the lead in Group 1 with Trinidad & Tobago, whose Keon Daniel scored twice in Cuba in a 3-1 win.

Spain-based midfielder Julian De Guzman gave Canada the lead against the Reggae Boyz but an own goal by Houston Dynamo keeper Pat Onstad let Jamaica escape with a 1-1 tie.

Onstad, 40, making his 56th appearance for Canada, deflected into his own net a corner kick from Real Salt Lake's Andy Williams.

Haiti provided a thrilling win for its home fans when Frantz Gilles scored in the 90th minute and Brunel Fucien connected in stoppage time to earn Haiti a 2-2 tie.

Costa Rica beat El Salvador with an Alvaro Saborio goal shortly after halftime.

The Chicago Fire's Cuauhtemoc Blanco was a 70th minute sub for Mexico

CONCACAF Semifinal Round Results
Group 1
Aug. 20
Guatemala 0 USA 1 (Bocanegra 69).
Red cards: Guatemala -- Cabrera 63; USA -- Cherundolo 60.
Cuba 1 (Marquez 85) Trinidad & Tobago 3 (Daniel 27, 61, Glen 66).
Red card: Trinidad & Tobago -- Hyland 71.
Group 2
Aug. 20
Mexico 2 (Pardo 73, 76) Honduras 1 (de Leon 35).
Red card: Honduras -- Figueroa 78.
Canada 1 (De Guzman 47) Jamaica 1 (Own goal 52).
Group 3
Aug. 20
Haiti 2 (Gilles 90, Fucien 90) Suriname 2 (Wensley 31, 46).
Costa Rica 1 (Saborio 48) El Salvador 0.

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