Two-time FIFA World Cup finalists El Salvador lead the pack in CONCACAF Round 2's Group A of qualifying for Brazil 2014, with Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic and Suriname chasing unlikely glory.
A weakened USA side secured a 2-1 comeback win against El Salvador with midfielder Sacha Kljestan grabbing an injury-time winner in Tampa.
Fiji's Osea Vakatalesau, along with Burkina Faso’s Moumouni Dagano, carved a niche as the globe's top marksmen in South Africa 2010 qualifying.
With about 230 days until South Africa 2010 kicks off, 23 teams have secured their spots thanks to a world-class goalscorer or two in their ranks.
FIFA.com breaks down all the permutations in a tense, and still unsettled, South Africa 2010 qualifying race in the CONCACAF Zone.
On a night of chewed-up fingernails and three tight 1-0 results in CONCACAF, USA and Mexico moved well clear into first and second place respectively.