Uruguay drew 1-1 with Costa Rica on Wednesday to seal qualification for South Africa 2010, becoming the final team to book their ticket.
After narrowly missing out on automatic berths at South Africa 2010, Costa Rica and Uruguay are aiming to respond by triumphing in their play-off.
Costa Rica boss Rodrigo Kenton wants to keep hold of top spot in the hexagonal, as FIFA.com found out ahead of the match with Honduras.
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.
Canada and Costa Rica booked their spots in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup thanks to a 2-2 draw, as Jamaica edged El Salvador 1-0.
Fresh from winning silver at South Africa 2009, Bob Bradley's new-look USA are now aiming for glory at the 2009 CONCACAF showpiece event.