World Cup Qualifying Well, the United States put down Costa Rica 3-0 at home, pushing them even further ahead of the rest of the field, but still one point behind Mexico, who defeated Guatemala 2-0 (if I remember correctly). This puts the US and Mexico about 5-6 points above the rest of CONCACAF, so barring meltdowns, it's just a fight for third. Internationally, Ireland is still on the outside looking in, and some of the other more prominent European teams are having a tough go at it. Anyone else have interesting qualifying notes? I'm more in tune with CONCACAF being a USA fan, but I've been trying to keep up internationally as well. The US plays their next game late Wednesday night against Panama, which is the same day as much of the rest of qualifying for the other conferences. PS. I'm glad that bum Eddie Lewis didn't play. Here's hoping he won't on Wednesday either.