"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