2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fourth Round

This page provides the summaries of the CONCACAF Fourth Round, often referred to as "The Hexagonal" or "The Hex", matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. The three group winners and three runners-up from the Third Round contest this round.

Costa Rica facing Honduras during the first matchday of the round

FormatEdit

In this round, the group winners and runners-up from the Third Round formed a single double-round-robin, home-and-away group. The top three teams qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The fourth place team competed in a home-and-away play-off against the fifth-place team from CONMEBOL.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts            
1   United States (Q) 10 6 2 2 19 13 +6 20 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–0
2   Mexico (Q) 10 6 1 3 18 12 +6 19 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1
3   Honduras (Q) 10 5 1 4 17 11 +6 16 2–3 3–1 4–0 1–0 4–1
4   Costa Rica (A) 10 5 1 4 15 15 0 16 3–1 0–3 2–0 1–0 4–0
5   El Salvador 10 2 2 6 9 15 −6 8 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–2
6   Trinidad and Tobago 10 1 3 6 10 22 −12 6 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–0
Source:[citation needed]
(Q) The United States, Mexico and Honduras qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup; (A) Costa Rica advanced to the CONMEBOL–CONCACAF play-off

ResultsEdit

The allocation of teams in the draw took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 22 November 2008.[1]


United States  2–0  Mexico
Bradley   43', 90+2' Report
El Salvador  2–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Romero   82', 90+3' Report Edwards   7'
Yorke   26' (pen.)
Costa Rica  2–0  Honduras
Furtado   48', 59' Report

Mexico  2–0  Costa Rica
Bravo   20'
Pardo   52' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)
Trinidad and Tobago  1–1  Honduras
Hyland   90' Report Pavón   51'
El Salvador  2–2  United States
Quintanilla   15'
Castillo   72'
Report Altidore   77'
Hejduk   88'

United States  3–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Altidore   13', 71', 89' Report
Attendance: 27,959
Honduras  3–1  Mexico
Costly   17', 79'
Pavón   43'
Report Castillo   82' (pen.)
Costa Rica  1–0  El Salvador
Centeno   69' Report

Costa Rica  3–1  United States
Saborío   2'
Borges   13'
Herrera   69'
Report Donovan   90+2' (pen.)

Trinidad and Tobago  2–3  Costa Rica
Edwards   29'
Samuel   63'
Report Saborío   40'
Borges   52', 68'
United States  2–1  Honduras
Donovan   43' (pen.)
Bocanegra   68'
Report Costly   5'
Attendance: 55,647
El Salvador  2–1  Mexico
Martínez   11'
Quintanilla   86' (pen.)
Report Blanco   71' (pen.)

Mexico  2–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Franco   2'
Rojas   48'
Report Tinto   45+1'
Attendance: 92,000
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

Mexico  2–1  United States
Castro   19'
Sabah   82'
Report Davies   9'
Attendance: 104,499
Trinidad and Tobago  1–0  El Salvador
Glen   7' Report
Attendance: 25,784
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)
Honduras  4–0  Costa Rica
Costly   30', 90+2'
Pavón   51'
M. Valladares   89'
Report

United States  2–1  El Salvador
Dempsey   41'
Altidore   45+2'
Report Castillo   32'
Attendance: 19,066
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)
Honduras  4–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Pavón   20', 28'
Guevara   62'
Suazo   83'
Report Baptiste   86'
Costa Rica  0–3  Mexico
Report Dos Santos   45+1'
Franco   62'
Guardado   71'

Trinidad and Tobago  0–1  United States
Report Clark   62'
El Salvador  1–0  Costa Rica
Corrales   90+1' Report
Mexico  1–0  Honduras
Blanco   76' (pen.) Report

Mexico  4–1  El Salvador
González   25' (o.g.)
Blanco   71'
Palencia   85'
Vela   90'
Report Martínez   89'
Attendance: 104,000
Costa Rica  4–0  Trinidad and Tobago
James   26' (o.g.)
Centeno   51'
Saborío   61', 64'
Report
Honduras  2–3  United States
de León   47', 78' Report Casey   55', 66'
Donovan   71'

El Salvador  0–1  Honduras
Report Pavón   64'
Trinidad and Tobago  2–2  Mexico
Baptiste   23' (pen.), 61' Report Esqueda   57'
Salcido   65'
United States  2–2  Costa Rica
Bradley   72'
Bornstein   90+5'
Report Ruiz   21', 24'

GoalscorersEdit

88 goals were scored in 30 games, for an average of 2.93 goals per game.

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

AttendancesEdit

Team Highest Lowest Average
  Costa Rica 20,200 10,000 17,280
  El Salvador 33,350 17,992 26,870
  Honduras 38,000 28,000 33,760
  Mexico 104,500 90,000 97,679
  Trinidad and Tobago 25,784 2,000 12,797
  United States 55,647 19,066 30,538

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Moved from original date of 10 June 2009 due to the United States' participation in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CONCACAF Final Round Qualifying Draw to Take Place on Nov. 22 in Johannesburg, Chicago: United States Soccer Federation, 7 November 2008, archived from the original on 12 December 2008, retrieved 26 March 2009

External linksEdit