The USA earned a 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago, putting the Americans on the verge of a finals berth and eliminating the islanders.
FIFA.com caught up with T&T's Soca Warriors, who are hopeful that they can recover from their slow start and qualify for South Africa 2010.
Mexico fought hard to recover from an early deficit to defeat USA, as both Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago revived their bids for South Africa 2010.
Cornell Glen's early goal was enough to give Trinidad and Tobago all three points against El Salvador and reinvigorate their South Africa 2010 dream.
FIFA.com reflects on the latest action outside Europe, where the contenders in Brazil, Mexico, the USA and Korea Republic battled for positions.
So often T&T's on-field saviour, Russell Latapy is now the team's head coach. FIFA.com caught up with the Soca Warriors' new boss for a chat.