LIVE: Costa Rica host Honduras, with major implications for USMNT

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When Costa Rica plays host to Honduras on Saturday (6 p.m. ET, Watch live on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo), the U.S. national team will be watching intently as they look to Los Ticos for a massive assist in their own bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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As things currently stand, three points separate the USMNT from Costa Rica (ahead of them) and Honduras (behind them). Having already qualified for next summer’s tournament in Russia, Costa Rica have only a superior regional ranking for which to still play.

Honduras, on the other hand, would leapfrog Panama for fourth place in the Hexagonal with a win (while remaining behind the Yanks on goal differential), setting themselves up for a final-day, home clash with already-qualified Mexico on Tuesday.

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