Competition began tonight in the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup, the championship of Central America. The tournament runs from Jan. 22-Feb. 1 in Tegucigalpa, with five spots in the Gold Cup up for grabs. Three of the USA's opponents in Final Round Qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup - Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras - are all in action. In the opening night's actvities, El Salvador let a lead slip away in the final minutes to end in a 1-1 draw with Nicaragua, while hosts Honduras endured a tougher struggle than they expected but still managed a 2-1 win against Belize.
You can watch the entire tournament on Galavision, and follow the news at the official tournament website.