Marco Urena - USA 0, Costa Rica 2
El Tiburon Tico sent shock waves the FIFA World Cup Qualifying landscape Friday night after tallying an impressive brace in a 2-0 win against the United States at Red Bull Arena. It was a monumental win for The Ticos, who are now six points ahead of third place USA in the Hex.
Valeri ‘Vako’ Qazaishvili - Georgia 1, Republic of Ireland 1
Valeri ‘Vako’ Qazaishvili played the role of hero for Georgia in Saturday’s FIFA World Cup Qualifying draw with the Republic of Ireland, tallying the game-tying goal minutes before the halftime whistle. It was Vako’s sixth international tally for his home country as they continue to fight for positioning in Group D of the European region.
Anibal Godoy - Mexico 1, Panama 0
Anibal Godoy started and played 90 minutes in Panama’s 1-0 loss to Mexico at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. With the loss, Los Canaleros now sits in fifth place with seven points, just one point shy of the final FIFA World Cup qualifying spot in the Hex.
Jahmir Hyka - Albania 2, Liechtenstein 0
Jahmir Hyka played seven minutes as a second half substitute in Albania’s 2-0 win over Liechtenstein. With the win, Albania now sits comfortably in third place in Group G of the European region.
Cordell Cato - Trinidad & Tobago 1, Honduras 2
Cordell Cato started and played 78 minutes in Trinidad & Tobago’s 1-2 loss to Honduras Friday night. The Soca Warriors have dug themselves a deep hole with the loss, accumulating just three points in seven World Cup Qualifying matches.
Chris Wondolowski - USA 0, Costa Rica 2
Chris Wondolowski was not named to the 18-man roster for Friday’s crucial 0-2 World Cup Qualifying loss to Costa Rica. With Jozy Altidore suspended for the next match on Tuesday against Honduras, look for Wondolowski to be added to the roster.
Kip Colvey - New Zealand 6, Solomon Islands 1
Kip Colvey played eight minutes as a second half substitute in New Zealand’s dominant 6-1 win against Solomon Islands. The All-Whites are still first place in Group A of the Oceania region ahead of their second fixture Monday against Solomon Islands.