US and Mexico qualify for 2010

MEXICO - Mexico and the US qualified for the 2010 World Cup with impressive triumphs on Saturday, while Costa Rica and Honduras will carry their quest for South Africa to Wednesday's final matches.

MEXICO - Mexico and the US qualified for the 2010 World Cup with impressive triumphs on Saturday, while Costa Rica and Honduras will carry their quest for South Africa to Wednesday's final matches.

Conor Casey scored two goals and Landon Donovan curled a free kick into the net in the 70th minute to give the Americans a 3-2 victory at Honduras, ending the hosts' eight-match home qualifying win streak.

The Mexicans started slow but netted three goals in the last 20 minutes for a 4-1 victory over El Salvador, which was eliminated from contention for next year's global football showdown as a result of the defeat.

The Americans top the table at 6-2 with one drawn for 19 points with Mexico in second with 6-3 for 18 points. - Sapa-AFP

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