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USA's chances of clinching triple
by Paul Kennedy, September 7th, 2013 6:31AM

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[HEXAGONAL: Matchday 8] Despite the 3-1 loss to Costa Rica, the USA's chances of clinching a berth in the World Cup finals in its next game actually tripled. Both the USA and Costa Rica could be celebrating on Tuesday night, Matchday 8 of the Hexagonal.

-- The USA will qualify Tuesday if it beats Mexico in Columbus and Panama doesn't beat Honduras in Tegucigalpa.

U.S. Chances: 22.2% (U.S. Chances on Friday: 7.4%)

The earliest any team has ever clinched a berth in the World Cup finals was in 2005 when the USA's 2-0 win over Mexico -- in Columbus -- sent it through to the finals after Matchday 7 of the Hexagonal. It qualified for the World Cup finals on Matchday 9 on the three other occasions Concacaf has organized a six-team tournament to determine its three automatic berths in the World Cup finals.

Note: The USA can't clinch with a tie against Mexico because it will remain only five points ahead of Mexico with two games to play. A tie on Tuesday will require the USA to beat (or possibly tie) Jamaica in Kansas City to clinch on Oct. 11.

-- Costa Rica qualifies Tuesday if it beats Jamaica in Kingston and Mexico doesn't beat the USA. The Ticos also qualify if they tie Jamaica, Mexico loses to the USA and Panama doesn't beat Honduras.

Costa Rica Chances: 29.7% (Costa Rica Chances on Friday: 0)

Note: Top three teams clinch berths in the World Cup. The fourth-place team faces New Zealand in a continental playoff.

Hexagonal Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
14 Costa Rica 4-2-1 11/5
13 USA 4-1-2 8/6
10 Honduras 3-1-3 8/8
8 Mexico 1-5-1 4/4
7 Panama 1-4-2 5/7
3 Jamaica 0-3-4 2/8

Hexagonal Schedule:
Sept. 10
USA-Mexico
Jamaica-Costa Rica
Honduras-Panama
Oct. 11
USA-Jamaica
Mexico-Panama
Honduras-Costa Rica
Oct. 15
Panama-USA
Jamaica-Honduras
Costa Rica-Mexico

Hexagonal (1997)
1. Mexico, qualified on Matchday 9
2. USA, qualified on Matchday 9
3. Jamaica, qualified on Matchday 10

Hexagonal (2001)
1. Costa Rica, qualified on Matchday 8
2. USA, qualified on Matchday 9
3. Mexico, qualified on Matchday 10

Hexagonal (2005)
1. USA, qualified on Matchday 7
2. Mexico, qualified on Matchday 8
3. Costa Rica, qualified on Matchday 9

Hexagonal (2009)
1. USA, qualified on Matchday 9
2. Mexico, qualified on Matchday 9
3. Honduras, qualified on Matchday 10


3 comments
  1. Daniel Clifton
    commented on: September 7, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.
    I remember the US qualifying on day 10 for the 1998 World Cup. I guess my memory has faded.

  1. youblow soccerfans
    commented on: September 8, 2013 at 5:16 a.m.
    who cares? these are soccer games. nobody in the united states cares. NOBODY. and nobody ever will, because soccer blows.

  1. Matt D
    commented on: September 8, 2013 at 9:42 a.m.
    Haha. I'm a huge soccer fan but this comment from above is hilarious. Who is making these comments on a soccer specific website at 5am?


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