Walter Centeno's header in the 69th minute lifted Costa Rica to a 1-0 victory over El Salvador in CONCACAF qualifying for South Africa 2010.
El Tri awoke from their nightmare run of form to beat Costa Rica, while the USA, El Salvador, Honduras and T&T could only pick up a point each.
FIFA.com takes a closer look at Matchday 2 in the Hexagonal, as USA and Costa Rica try to maintain their fine starts and Mexico aim to stop the rot.
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.
Attack meets defence in this week's statistical review, with Messrs Mutu, Eto'o and James featuring alongside Australia, Costa Rica and USA.
After cheering on their national teams, fans in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Iran and South Africa are set to return to opposing sides.