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World Cup Chase

By Steve Goff  |  November 20, 2008; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , CONCACAF  
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Honduras proved in the last two games against Mexico that they are the better team. The only way Mexico will beat them will be through more pathetic cheap fouls and their home field altitude advantage.

CONCACAF title will belong to the US or Honduras.

Posted by: Southeasterner | November 20, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Hey guys..... Landon has signed on a loan at Bayern until March, with the possibility to extend it to June, and the further possibility to sign with them permanently.

Here is the link:

Posted by: hokieunited | November 20, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to see Honduras make it to the World Cup. Costa Rica didn't do anything noteworthy in the last two Cups - time for some fresh blood.

Goff - what are you doing up so early in L.A.? Get some sleep! :-)

Posted by: SSMD1 | November 20, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

SSMD1 - Costa Rica missed out on the group stage on goal differential to ultimately 3rd place Turkey in 02. That's ain't bad.

Posted by: Wendell_Gee | November 20, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

@hokie -- thanks for the Donovan update.

I guess Bayern isn't ready to pay MLS' price. Either they're not convinced, or they don't think he's worth it. Still, it's great he's going to get a chance to prove himself, with one of the most talented teams in Europe.

Is he available for a free transfer anytime soon?

Posted by: fischy | November 20, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Wendell Gee:

Point well taken, though CR played quite poorly in 2006.


Old Man Kinsey

Posted by: SSMD1 | November 20, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Hey... Kenny Cooper did pretty good.

I guess Bob Bradley read my wish off the "who would you like to see for USMNT" Soccer Insider.

Hey Nike/USMNT here's my next wish......
Would you please take a look at all of the cool looking shirts, shorts, regala that other national teams sell on soccer websites and please.....please start designing some stuff that I would actually buy and want to wear out in public!!!!!

Posted by: PocketKings | November 20, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse


I'm still wearing my red jersey from 2001, and will continue to do so until Nike makes another red shirt that we wear regularly (that 2006 3rd jersey with the white sash was nice, but it was a one-off 3rd jersey).


If we don't underachieve, we should win the Hex. I have the unfortunate feeling that Mexico will sneak their way into 2nd, just ahead of Honduras. I think Costa Rica will face the playoff with a CONMEBOL team, and that the results of said playoff will not be in their favor. Honduras is on the upswing, with or without last night's result. This is their best squad in many years, while Costa Rica benefited from the weakest pre-Hex group in recent memory and has been only mediocre at both national team and club level.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | November 20, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

> Point well taken, though CR played quite poorly in 2006.

same as the USMNT....

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 20, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Not only did Costa Rica benefit from a weak pre-hex group, but one could argue that if the shuffling had been different, Jamaica would have advanced to the Hex instead of Costa Rica or El Salvador. Sorry Reggae Boys.

Posted by: Cerealman | November 21, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

1. USA
2. Honduras
3. Mexico
4. Costa Rica
5. T & T
6. El Salvador

Posted by: GoUnited | November 21, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

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