Honduras vs USA – Gold Cup Semifinal
Honduras will be playing the United States this evening in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-Finals. The Honduras vs USA match is being held at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 5pm Honduras time (7pm ET) today, Wednesday July 24, 2013.
Honduras heads Group B in the Copa de Oro (Gold Cup), with two of their three matches garnering wins in the tournament’s opening. Honduras vs Haiti was encouraging, with a 2-0, and in Honduras vs El Salvador, they scored 1-0. Honduras lost the final matchup against Trinidad and Tobago 2-0. Honduras vs Costa Rica in the quarterfinals earned the Honduran BiColor a 1-0 advantage.
In the past four matches, Honduras has scored each goal through a different teammate: Marvin Chavez, Jorge Claros, Rony Martinez, and Andy Najar.
Gold Cup Semifinal
The Gold Cup semifinal will be broadcast at 5pm Honduras time (7pm ET) today, Wednesday July 24, 2013, on FOX Soccer (U.S. – English), Univision Deportes (U.S. – Spanish), Sportsnet World (Canada), ESPN (U.K.). Also, the Copa de Oro will be streaming live online at Fox Soccer 2Go.
The winner of tonight’s game will advance to the finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Referee will be Walter Quezada from Costa Rica
Honduras Team Roster for 2013 Gold Cup
Donis Escober; Nery Medina, Beckeles, Osman Chávez, Juan Carlos García; Delgado, Claros; Diego Reyes, Alex López, Najar and Roger Rojas.
Backup players activated:
José Mendoza, José Velásquez Colón, Gerson Rodas, Jerry Palacios, Rony Martínez, Mario Martínez, Orlin Peralta, Mario Berríos, Marvin Chávez, Wilmer Fuentes, Erick Norales and Kevin Hernández.
USA Team Roster for 2013 Gold Cup
Nick Rimando; Beasley, Goodson, Besler, Parkhurst, Beckerman, Bedoya, Holden, Torres, Landon Donovan and Eddie Johnson.
USA Leads Honduras 1 – 0 with a goal at minute 11 by Eddie Johnson
USA now Leads Honduras 2 – 0 with a goal at minute 26 by Landon Donavan
The USA leads Honduras 2 – 0 at half time in the 2013 Gold Cup Semi-finals
Second half has begun and Honduras has replaced Diego Reyesand Alex Lopez with Jerry Palacios and Marvin Chávez
Minute 52 Marvin Chavez scores for Honduras and the soccer game vs USA
At minute 53 Landon Donavan scores for the USA
USA 3 Honduras 1
The USA National Team Coach replaces Jose Torres with Breck Shea
Honduras National Team Coach replaces Roger Rojas with Rony Martinez
At minute 72 Landon Donovan, is replaced by Chris Wondolowski
80 minutes into the game the USA leads Honduras by 3 – 1
USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been expelled from the game after a strong argument with the referee.
Regulation time has ended and 3 extra minutes have been awarded by the referee.
Final Score USA 3 Honduras 1. The USA moves on to the Finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Soldier field in Chicago.