WCQ: Mexico secures first Hex berth

Mexico became the first team to clinch a berth in the Hexagonal, the final round of World Cup 2018 qualifying in the Concacaf zone thanks to its fourth win in four games, a 2-0 victory over Canada. Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago, the other group leaders, only need ties in their next games to advance.

GROUP A
Standings:
Mexico 12 points; Honduras 4, Canada 4; El Salvador 2.
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Tuesday Results:
March 29
Honduras 2 El Salvador 0. Goals: O.Garcia 52, Quioto 94+.
Mexico 2 Canada 0. Goals: Guardado pen. 17, Corona 45.
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Schedule:
Sept. 2

El Salvador vs. Mexico
Honduras vs. Canada
Sept. 6
Mexico vs. Honduras
Canada vs. El Salvador
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Past Results:
Nov. 13

Canada 1 Honduras 0.
Goal: Johnson 38.
Mexico 3 El Salvador 0.
Goals: Guardado 7, H.Herrera 42, Vela 64.
Nov. 17

Honduras 0 Mexico 2. Goals: Corona 67, Damm 72.
El Salvador 0 Canada 0.
March 25
El Salvador 2 Honduras 2. Goals: Punyed 45+2, Bonilla 88; Elis 19, Lozano 59.
Canada 0 Mexico 3. Goals: Hernandez 32, Lozano 40, Corona 72.

GROUP B
Standings:
Costa Rica 10 points; Panama 7; Jamaica 4; Haiti 1.

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Tuesday Results:

March 29
Panama 1 Haiti 0. Goal: Baloy 81.
Costa Rica 3 Jamaica 0. Goals: Borges 7, Ruiz 37, Venegas 76.
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Schedule:
Sept. 2
Haiti vs. Costa Rica
Panama vs. Jamaica
Sept. 6
Costa Rica vs. Panama
Jamaica vs. Haiti
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Past Results:
Nov. 13
Costa Rica 1 Haiti 0.
Goal: Gamboa 29.
Jamaica 0 Panama 2.
Goals: Cooper 43, own goal 52.
Nov. 17

Haiti 0 Jamaica 1. Goal: Donaldson 62.
Panama 1 Costa Rica 2. Goals: Tejada 72; Ruiz 66, Urena 69.
March 25

Jamaica 1 Costa Rica 1. Goals: Watson 16; Acosta 67.
Haiti 0 Panama 0.

GROUP C
Standings:
Trin. & Tobago 10 points; USA 9; Guatemala 6; St. Vincent & Gren. 0.
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Tuesday Results:
March 29
Trin. & Tobago 6 St. Vincent & Gren. 0. Goals: Bateau 36, J.Jones 50, K.Jones 60, Molino 66, Caesar 86, 89.
USA 4 Guatemala 0. Goals: Dempsey 12, Cameron 35, Zusi 46, Altidore 89.
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Schedule:
Sept. 2
St. Vincent & Gren. vs. USA
Trin. & Tobago vs. Guatemala
Sept. 6
USA vs. Trin. & Tobago
Guatemala vs. St. Vincent & Gren.
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Past Results:
Nov. 13

USA 6 St. Vincent & Gren. 1.
Goals: Goals: Wood 11, Johnson 29, Altidore 31, 74, Cameron 51, Zardes 58; Anderson 5.
Guatemala 1 Trin. & Tobago 2.
Goals: Mejia 90; Hyland 67, K.Jones 8.
Nov. 17

Trin. & Tobago 0 USA 0.
St. Vincent & Gren. 0 Guatemala 4. Goals: Cincotta 23, M.Lopez 32, D.Lopez 48, Tinoco 81.
March 25
St. Vincent & Gren. 2 Trin. & Tobago 3. Goals: M.Samuel 45 pen., S.Samuel 77; J.Jones 58, Garcia 71, 82.
Guatemala 2 USA 0. Goals: Morales 7, Ruiz 15.
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