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CONCACAF: Canada looks to go top Group A; Honduras, Mexico tangle

Maynor Figueroa, Noel Valladares, Cyle Larin, Bryan Acosta, Luis Garrido, Ever Alvarado

Canada’s Cyle Larin (21) celebrates after teammate Will Johnson scored goal against Honduras during the first half of a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT


Tuesday finds the United States facing its stiffest test of the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, just one of several entertaining fixtures on the docket.

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Consider that our neighbors to the North could very well be leading Group A at the end of the evening. Canada will look to build on its 1-0 win over Honduras with a trip to El Salvador, which lost big at Mexico.

High-flying Cyle Larin and his Canadians will face a challenge from El Salvador, which picked up a 0-0 draw against them in Gold Cup this summer.

Speaking of El Tri, they have a chance to put Honduras to the sword after just two matches of the fourth round. Los Catrachos will be desperate to restore order after going down to a Cyle Larin goal, and there’s nothing more certain than Honduras getting all sorts of home-field advantage. Mexico hasn’t won at Honduras since 1993, going 5L-1D.

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Panama and Costa Rica duel for Group B supremacy in Panama City, with both sides coming off wins, while Jamaica has to hope Haiti isn’t as improved as it looked in a slim road loss to Costa Rica.

The final match sees Guatemala completing Group C’s slate against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with both sides 0-1.

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