Costa Rica and Mexico advanced from their groups, and the United States will follow if it avoids defeat to Germany on Thursday. Honduras is in contention despite two defeats.
Brek Shea poked a ball into the net in the 69th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama and the CONCACAF Gold Cup title.
Landon Donovan scored two goals and set up another, and the United States beat Honduras 3-1 on Wednesday night to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
The U.S. has defensive worries heading into next week’s World Cup qualifier at Honduras, the opener in the final round to get to next year’s tournament in Brazil.
The U.S. soccer team will face rival Mexico on Aug. 15 in Mexico City, the first exhibition between the two on Mexican soil in nearly 18 years.
Giovani Dos Santos and Javier Hernandez each scored a goal as Mexico beat Brazil 2-0 on Sunday in a final tune-up for the Mexicans before World Cup qualifying play.
Rodriguez played against FC Dallas with Tauro FC in the CONCACAF Champions League, picking up one assist in two games.
FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman and Tauro FC’s Alvaro Anzola took turns making spectacular saves as the teams played to 1-1 draw.
It took two days to play, but the result was the same for FC Dallas _ a 1-0 win over Toronto FC in a weather-delayed CONCACAF Champions League game.
The game will be replayed Thursday from the start despite FC Dallas holding a 1-0 lead when play was stopped.
FC Dallas got a 1-0 victory over El Salvador’s Alianza FC in their CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round match.