For those who are not aware, CONCACAF Olympic qualifying is two groups four. The top two in each group move on. Winner Group 1 plays Runner Up Group 2 and Winner Group 2 plays Runner Up Group 1 in the semi-finals. Two teams that make the finals qualify. My questions are: If both teams in the finals qualify and both losers in the semi-finals don't, why are they having a finals and 3rd place game??? Even more baffling, is why not have the four teams that make it out of group play, play another round robin group and the top two teams advance? This is the most commonly used form of qualifying in the world, and yet for some reason it is not being used. Group play is by far the most equitable way to determine the best teams. Does anyone know why this ridiculous format is used instead of group play? Is this format used anyplace else for any kind of qualification?