After four rounds, the US is in first place with eight points, the same as Mexico, which it leads on goal difference.
The Mexican team will host Honduras this Sunday with the goal of adding three points and recovering the path of triumphs, after a couple of draws in the qualifying round of the Concacaf for the Qatar World Cup.
After four days, The United States is in the first place with eight units, the same as Mexico, which it leads by goal difference, in a competition in which Honduras has had a slow start with three draws and one defeat and appears penultimate in the standings. .
Martino regretted that in the tie with CanadaLast Thursday, Mexico did not press well, let the rival grow and was passive in the setbacks, which it will try to make up for against the Hondurans at the Azteca stadium.
Mexico plays the tie with a combination of young and old, several involved in European leagues, with whom the Argentine coach hopes to reach the world and reach at least the quarterfinals, for which he must improve his performance.
Recovered from injuries, forwards Raúl Jiménez, of Wolverhampton Wanderers, of the English Premier League, and Hirving lozano, from Napoli in Serie A in Italy, will join Jesús Manuel Corona of Porto in Portugal to lead the offensive this Sunday.
Honduras, led by Fabián Coito, drew draws as visitors from Canada and Panama, at the start of the competition, but was later beaten 1-4 by the United States and on Thursday they drew without goals with Costa Rica, in two matches at home.
The strategist Coito will go out to at least tie in the Azteca, 2,220 meters above sea level, a difficult time against an opponent, who although he did not show his best game against Canada, is favorite to prevail.
With an average of half a goal per game, the Central Americans need to increase their offense, but above all they must boost their performance on defense, if they are to get a good result at Azteca.
In the other matches of the fifth round of the tie, the United States leader will visit Panama, Canada to Jamaica and El Salvador to Costa Rica.
The top three finishers of the contest will win tickets to the World Cup, while the fourth place will look for a pass in a play-off.
– Probable lineups:
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa; Jorge Sánchez, César Montes, Néstor Araujo, Jesús Gallardo; Edson Álvarez, Héctor Herrera, Andrés Guardado; Hirving Lozano, Raúl Jiménez, Jesús Manuel Corona.
Selector: Gerardo Martino.
Coach: Fabian Coito.
Referee: To designate.
Stadium: Azteca of Mexico City, 2,220 meters above sea level.