"In qualifying, everything is magnified and there is not so much room for error. Anything can happen on any day in the game of soccer, so you have to be very focussed." USA defender Danny Califf

"I'm convinced we can [reach South Africa 2010]. All the necessary elements are in place and, above all, we have the ability. But it won't be easy. Our rivals have come on a lot. That's without even considering the usual favourites. We know what they're capable of, but we're confident we can overcome them." Guatemala coach Ramon Maradiaga

"We were not up to our usual standard in the first games against Bermuda, and we will need to do a lot of improving if we are going to be ready for the group portion of qualifying." Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Aurtis Whitley

"We've had a lot of veteran players retire recently, like Dwight Yorke, Russell Latapy and Shaka Hislop, so there are a lot of fresh faces in the squad. We're going to give it our best shot, and I think we have the talent to return to the World Cup." Trinidad and Tobago forward Kenwyne Jones