U.S. remains third in Hexagonal after favorable results

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Bruce Arena's side is in the third and final automatic qualification position heading into the final four matches of the Hexagonal

The U.S. men's national team got a boost to its World Cup qualifying hopes without even playing Tuesday night.

Following their win over Trinidad & Tobago and draw at Mexico, Bruce Arena's men entered Tuesday in third place in the Hexagonal. At the end of the night, somewhat unexpectedly, they were still there.  

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Panama failed to defeat Honduras at home Tuesday, needing a last-gasp equalizer to secure a 2-2 draw at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez. The Canaleros could have passed the U.S. in the standings with a win but instead remain in fourth place.

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Elsewhere, Costa Rica managed a 2-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago. The result leaves T&T with a mountain to climb and secures the Ticos' spot in second place with six of the 10 Hexagonal matches now played. 

The top three teams in the Hexagonal — the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying — receive automatic berths to the 2018 World Cup, while the fourth-place side advances to a playoff against an Asian side. 

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