Saturday, March 25, 2017
Mexico, USA and Trinidad and Tobago all won their games yesterday. Lets start with the leaders Mexico,
Mexico is comfortably in the lead with 7 points. They have beaten their top competition USA (away) and now Costa Rica. Mexico can go into cruse control now.
The USA got a huge win over Honduras 6-0. Thats right 6-0 and they looked that good. The US just has to place in the top 3 so victories over Panama, Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago are a must. The USA now will play the hugly important game in Panama -Tuesday night. A win here willl have the jump over 3rd place Panama. A tie will keep the HEX tight but still manageable. The USA would have to win all games at home and match any away win against Panama. A loss will see Panama pull 4 points ahead of the states and create doubt in every USA fans mind. The USA will NOT get any calls in Panama and just might get a few calls against playing in Central America. Every team has to deal with that.
Panama lost a tight game away to Trinidad and Tobago. Panama will still be confident since they already beat Honduras 1-0 in Honduras and they tied Perennial power Mexico 0-0 in Panama. Panama wants to get over the hump....which is USA. They have already tied the USA in the USA 0-0 in the important Gold Cup 2015. Then they beat the USA in the 3rd place game in a penalty shootout. They know they can beat the states, they just have to execute Tuesday night in Panama city. This is the big game of the HEX on Tuesday.
Next games March 28th Tuesday Night
USA @ Panama: The big game to determine the 3rd team in the HEX. Panama will give the yanks everything they have. The USA has to play compact and look to counter strike where they are most dangerous. These 2 team are presently fighting for the all important 3rd place.
Costa Rica @ Honduras: The big Central American clash. Honduras is the Central American Champs and do not want to lose face after getting thrashed in the USA. Costa Rica will find Honduras a tad technically lower than Mexico and they will not want to lose 2 games in a row.
Mexico @ Trinidad and Tobago. Mexico is the best nation in the HEX. T&T almost lost points to Panama, Mexico will not miss on any opertunities T&T give them. Mexico should solidify 1st place here and T&T will be virtually knocked out.
Posted by James Lagrange at 10:26 AM