CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Round One Review

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 17: Miguel Ponce #16 of Mexico celebrates scoring his second goal against Senegal during their U-23 international friendly match at AT&T Park on March 17, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Round one of Olypmic Qualifying really separated the men from the boys. In all, 18 goals were scored in just 4 games. The countries on North America's mainland fared the best while Caribbean nations had a terrible opening round. At the end of the round Marco Fabian of Mexico and Joe Corona of the US are the top goal scorers in the tournament with 3 goals each and both of those countries had huge wins that will go a long way to helping them progress to the semifinals.

On the back end of the defeats were former Sporting Kansas City player Daneil Cyrus' Trinidad and Tobago and fellow Carribean nation Cuba. Only one goal was scored between the two and both had poor showings. Roger Espinoza's Honduras also won with a hefty 3-1 scoreline over Panama while America's neighbors to the North tied El Salvador 0-0.

Read about stats and more after the jump

Group A Results, Standings and More

Standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 3
El Salvador 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Canada 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Cuba 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0

Results

United States 6 - 0 Cuba

El Salvador 0 - 0 Canada

Upcoming Fixtures

March 24 - Cuba vs El Salvador

March 24 - United States vs Canada

Notes

  • The United States can progress to the semifinals with a win over Canada
  • Cuba will be eliminated should they lose out to El Salvador

Group B Results, Standings and More

Standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mexico 1 1 0 0 7 1 +6 3
Honduras 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
Panama 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
Trinidad & Tobago 1 0 0 1 1 7 -6 0

Results

Mexico 7 - 1 Trinidad and Tobago

Honduras 3 - 1 Panama

Upcoming Fixtures

March 25 - Panama vs Trinidad and Tobago

March 25 - Mexico vs Honduras

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