CONCACAF World Cup qualifying final round leaders, the United States, will face Costa Rica today in a top of the table clash.
The United States are on 13 points and a win today would virtually seal a place in Brazil 2014 for the North Americans.
Top player Landon Donovan is back in the fold and the United States resume their World Cup qualifying campaign with their strongest squad yet.
Donovan was among 23 players selected last Thursday by coach Jurgen Klinsmann for qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico. Klinsmann had overlooked Donovan - the career scoring leader for the US - for the previous qualifiers after saying the veteran player needed to work his way back on to the team following his offseason sabbatical.
But Donovan redeemed himself with his play in July's Gold Cup, scoring five goals as the Americans won the title.
In the day's third match struggling regional kingpins Mexico (8 points) host Honduras (7).
Three teams will automatically qualify for Brazil 2014, while the fourth-placed finisher will tackle the Oceania champions (New Zealand) in home and away ties to also play at the World Cup Final.