[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
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
a 70th minute sub for Mexico CONCACAF Semifinal Round Results
Aug. 20 Guatemala 0 USA 1
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