Stoke City's Wilson Palacios has emerged as Honduras' beating heart in their hunt for a direct qualifying spot at Brazil 2014, and he is not ready to give up any points against Costa Rica at home.
USA and Costa Rica became the first CONCACAF teams to reach next year’s FIFA World Cup™, while ailing Mexico remain on the outside looking in and are now engaged in a three-way battle for third with Honduras and Panama.
USA fell from top spot in CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014 after their winning run came to an end in Costa Rica, while Mexico’s nightmare campaign continued with a defeat against Honduras at the fabled Azteca.
Matchday two of CONCACAF's Hexagonal qualifying for Brazil 2014 proved to be typically tight as USA edged Costa Rica in the snow, while Mexico wilted in the Honduran heat and Jamaica frittered away a lead to draw with Panama.
A stunning late Honduras comeback saw the home side claim a share of the spoils in San Pedro Sula to leave regional powerhouse Mexico without a win after two matches in the final round of CONCACAF Brazil 2014 qualifying.
Greek side Veria have announced the signing of Honduras international Carlo Costly on a one-year deal.