Reigning CONCACAF champions Mexico will be heavy favourites to reach the next phase of qualifying for Brazil 2014 in a Group B that also includes Costa Rica, El Salvador and surprise package Guyana.
El Salvador kept their progression hopes alive with a convincing 6-1 victory over Cuba, while Mexico finished winners of Group A after defeating Costa Rica 4-1 at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Canada and El Salvador both ran out winners on opening day of the CONCACAF showpiece event, edging Jamaica and Costa Rica respectively.
With matchday two of the CONCACAF 'hexagonal' less a month away, FIFA.com takes a look at the state of play in the six-team section.
A last minute goal from El Salvador's Osael Romero denied Trinidad and Tobago a perfect start in the final stage of FIFA World Cup qualifying.
Passion was the watchword on the first night of CONCACAF's final round. USA beat Mexico, T&T let three points slip and Costa Rica rejoiced.