Honduras led on Josue Villafranca's volley in the 20th minute, but it had to play the final 53 minutes with 10 players following the red card to Mariano Alvarez. Andres Gomez's goal in the 47th minute earned Costa Rica the draw.
The USA will qualify if beats Costa Rica on Friday or Honduras on Monday. It might also qualify with two ties. The top two teams in each three-team group qualify.
Panama edged El Salvador, 1-0, in the opening game of the other group.
Nov. 13 in Bradenton, Florida
Costa Rica 1 Honduras 1.
Costa Rica -- Chamorro, Galo, Mesen, Gamboa, Martinez, Arias, Castro (Montenegro 82), Jarquin (Villegas 80), Araya, Andres Gomez (Abarca 71), A.Reyes.
Honduras -- O.Reyes, Axel Gomez, Decas, Alvarez, Nunez, Calix, Chavez, Mejia (Guevara 65), Baptiste, Villafranca (Romero 71), Palacios (Lopez 46).