Half time – Game tied Honduras 0 and Israel 0
Honduras will play a friendly match against Israel on June 2 in New York, this game will be at Citi Field, the Mets stadium that has a capacity for 45,000 people, it was confirmed this past week by Rafael Callejas, one of the top representatives of Honduran Futbol.
He explained that they’re looking for another European rival for May 29, to get the Honduras team ready for the playoff games against Costa Rica and Jamaica.
Israel’s team is 59th ranked in the world; Honduras’ is 50th. While neither squad is a soccer powerhouse, the match, Mevy says, is a natural draw for New York City’s large Jewish and Hispanic communities. “It makes economic sense.” If the game is a financial success, he says, he may arrange a game for the Israelis later this year in Los Angeles, which also has a large Israeli-expatriate and American Jewish community.
“A lot of people,” Jewish sports fans in New York, “are waiting there for us,” former Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC trainer Eli Gutman national team coach said.
“It’s a big honor for us to represent Israel.”
The game, as any event involving Israel, will have special security. The Israeli team usually travels with its own security personnel, he says. “No team has the security that Israel has.”
Honduras National Team Players Osman Chavez, Jerry Bengtson, Mario Martínez, Marvin Chávez y Victor Bernárdez, will not be participating in this friendly match against Israel. They will be reporting to the National Team camp following the game.
Israel vs. Honduras
Sunday, June 2 at 5:30 P.M. (New York Time) 3:30 PM Honduras Time
Gates open at 4:00 P.M. Rain Or Shine
|Goal keeper||Goal keeper|
|22 Donis Escober 18 Noel Eduardo Valladares Bonilla Jose Mendoza||Ariel Harush 1 Dudu Aouate Daniel Amos|
12 Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins
13 Roger Espinoza Ramirez
Luis Alfredo Lopez Flores
Juan Carlos Garcia
Mario Roberto Martinez Hernandez
|3 Maynor Alexis Figueroa Rochez
Osman Danilo Chavez Guity
5 Victor Salvador Bernardez Blanco
Brayan Antonio Beckeles
Juan Pablo Montes
19 Eden Ben Basat
21 Eitan Tibi
15 Gabai Elad
|Average age of the first lineup team: 27.36||Average age of the first lineup team: 26.27|