Mexico and the USA will face off for the Gold Cup crown for a second time on the trot after emerging victorious in their respective semis.
Costa Rica coach Rodrigo Kenton spoke to FIFA.com on the eve of the semi-final with Mexico; and is expecting a tense, tight contest in Chicago.
Having said that the CONCACAF Gold Cup was not a priority, Costa Rica coach Rodrigo Kenton named his strongest possible squad for the tournament.
Central American powers Costa Rica are surging up the global rankings, rising 32 places in seven months and eyeing a place at South Africa 2010.
While Costa Rica and the USA cool their jets with passage assured, Mexico face a tricky qualifying test in the Great White North in midweek.
Costa Rica, Mexico and USA can all guarantee their places in the final round of regional qualifying this weekend. FIFA.com takes a closer look.