CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers

Costa Rica 2, Mexico 1 | World Cup Qualifying Match Recap

CRC 2, MEX 1: Saborío stuns El Tri, but Mexico survive to reach playoff

First they were headed toward a date with New Zealand. Then they were going home. Then in again. Then out.

And finally, when Graham Zusi headed in the equalizer in Panama City, the Mexican national team's hopes to reach Brazil were reborn from the ashes. And El Tri owe their hated rivals a cerveza or five.

Crónica Hexagonal | Panamá 2-3 USA… Canaleros regalan el repechaje al Mundial en dos minutos

Panamá cae en los últimos minutos ante EU y dejó escapar el repechaje al Mundial

Gabriel Torres y Luis Tejeda le estaban dando la oportunidad hasta el minuto 84 a la Selección de Panamá de obtener el cupo al repechaje que México estaba desperdiciando con su derrota 2-1 sobre Costa Rica en la capital tica.

Crónica Hexagonal | Costa Rica 2-1 México: Ticos derrotan a México, que aun con el revés se metió inmerecidamente al repechaje

Ticos derrotan a México, que aun con el revés se metió inmerecidamente al repechaje

Costa Rica puso corazón, orgullo, futbol y le ganó 2-1 a un México que sigue perdido, que no juega a nada y que hoy se encuentra en repechaje no gracias a ellos, sino gracias a la selección de los Estados Unidos.

Armchair Analyst: Three things we learned from the USMNT decision to play all 90

Analyst: Three things we learned from the USMNT playing all 90

The numbers I saw thrown around in the Spanish-speaking soccer world tonight suggested that, if Mexico missed out on the World Cup, it would have cost the federation, TV networks and advertisers anywhere from $600 million to $1 billion dollars. Good thing for them the USMNT played the full 90.

Panama 2, USMNT 3 | World Cup Qualifying Match Recap

PAN 2, USA 3: Zusi, Johannsson score late to extinguish Panama's hopes

PANAMA CITY, Panama – When the clock hit 90 minutes, the Estadio Rommel Fernández was gearing up to celebrate an improbable fourth-place finish in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, and a playoff date with New Zealand that could've booked the country's first-ever World Cup appearance.

Just minutes later, two US goals left the stadium in stunned silence.

Int'l Roundup: Alvaro Saborio scores in Costa Rica win, Honduras through to World Cup

Int'l Roundup: Sabo scores, Brown shines and Honduras head to Brazil

MLS was heavily-represnted as usual in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, with Real Salt Lake's Álvaro Saborío and his Costa Rica team providing the exclamation point on a dramatic finale to the region's qualifying tournament.

USMNT: Jurgen Klinsmann remains confident in Brad Evans, DaMarcus Beasley pairing at fullback

Klinsmann remains confident in unlikely full back pairing of Evans, Beasley

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Jurgen Klinsmann hears the chatter. Brad Evans (above) isn’t a right back at club level, and DaMarcus Beasley is far better suited to the left wing.

Klinsmann hears it. He just doesn’t care.

Costa Rica fans welcome Mexico with a casket and cadaver on the back of a truck | SIDELINE

Costa Ricans welcome Mexican national team with casket and cadaver | SIDELINE

The elation of qualifying directly to the World Cup seems to have already worn off for Costa Ricans.

Ahead of Tuesday night's CONCACAF Hexagonal finale against Mexico (9:30 pm ET, Telemundo), the Ticos have gone from joyful to downright macabre.

As the Mexican national team rolled up to Estadio Nacional for their walkthrough on Monday, the team bus drove past a casket in the colors of the Mexican flag with a plastic cadaver in it.

World Cup Qualifying Pick 'Em: editors say #PANvUSA is a toss-up

Pick 'Em: Toss-up? Editors see no favorite in Panama vs. USA

Each week during the MLS season, the editors share their picks ahead of league matches. This time, they take a crack at Tuesday's World Cup qualifying match between the United States and Panama in Panama City (9:30 pm ET, beIN Sport).

Disagree? Make your voice heard in the comment section below!

USMNT: Jurgen Klinsmann patient with struggling Clint Dempsey, whose challenges are "ice cold water"

Klinsmann patient with struggling Dempsey: "His challenges are ice-cold"

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Clint Dempsey may not link up with his international teammates again until 2014, and that’s just fine with Jurgen Klinsmann.

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