Honduras vs USA 2015 Gold Cup: Pre-Game Coverage, Live Coverage, Video Highlights – Game Re-cap
Final Score Honduras 1 USA 2
Honduras: Carlos Discua Minute 68
USA: Clint Dempsey Minute 25 and Minute 64
Honduras (5-4-1): 22-Donis Escober; 2-Wilmer Crisanto, 3-Maynor Figueroa, 23-Johnny Palacios, 5-Henry Figueroa (13-Eddie Hernandez 75′), 21-Brayan Beckeles; 17-Andy Najar (11-Romell Quioto 63′), 19-Alfredo Mejia, 6-Bryan Acosta, 10-Mario Martinez (7-Carlos Discua 68′); 9-Antony Lozano
USA (4-4-2 diamond): 1-Brad Guzan; 23-Fabian Johnson, 6-John Brooks, 13-Ventura Alvarado, 21-Timmy Chandler (16-Brad Evans 63′); 20-Gyasi Zardes (19-Graham Zusi 87′), 5-Kyle Beckerman, 4-Michael Bradley, 2-DeAndre Yedlin; 17-Jozy Altidore (18-Chris Wondolowski 59′), 8-Clint Dempsey
The U.S. defeated Honduras in a tight match 2-1 thanks to two goals by Clint Dempsey. Honduras played a strong game but the USA prevailed.
With the win the USA is now in control of Group A with three points, while Haiti and Panama have one each. Honduras will need points in their next match, but if they play like they did tonight they have a strong possibility of finishing second in the group and moving on in the 2015 Gold Cup.
Honduras vs USA Video Highlights – 2015 Gold Cup
The Honduras National Team will debut in the Gold Cup against the USA at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on July 8, 2015 6:00PM Local Time.
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Honduras vs USA Highlights – Video
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Final de partido quedan empatados – Honduras 2 EEUU 2
Final Score game tied – Honduras 2 USA 2
Honduras – Victor Matamoros, 16th minute: With heavy back-and-forth play in the early going but no real chances during the first 15 minutes, Honduras was first to strike on a set piece chance. Jose Raul Galeano delivered a right-footed corner kick from the left side that the USA defense tried to head out of danger, but Honduras right back Matamoros collected on the right side of the box. After a quick chest trap, he volleyed a shot past U.S. captain Hugo Arellano and goalkeeper Will Pulisic into the left side of the net. USA 0, Honduras 1
USA – Luca de la Torre (Josh Perez), 23rd minute: The U.S. responded well after the Honduras goal when Joe Gallardo played a through ball to Perez on the left side of the box. Perez worked the ball toward the end line and crossed into the six-yard box to de la Torre, whose cheeky, left-footed back heel tap-in went into the net. It was de la Torre’s first goal of the year and second of his U-17 MNT career. Perez has three assists this year. USA 1, Honduras 1
USA – Josh Perez, 32nd minute: The U.S. once again worked the ball through the left side off of a John Nelson throw-in to Luca de la Torre, who set up Haji Wright near the end line. Wright’s pass was deflected by two Honduras defenders – first Denil Maldonado and then Gabriel Ortiz – before making its way to Perez on the right side of the box. Perez made the most of Honduras’ inability to intercept, slotting his shot into the upper right corner of the net for his fourth goal of the tournament and team-leading sixth goal in 2015. USA 2, Honduras 1
Honduras – David Sanchez (Jorge Alvarez), 88th minute: In the waning minutes, Honduras’s Alvarez crossed the ball in from the left side and Sanchez went up for the header in the six-yard box. The ball actually struck Sanchez’s right shoulder, and it caromed into the left of the frame past U.S. goalkeeper Will Pulisic. USA 2, Honduras 2 (FINAL)
Following the tie, the USA (3-0-1, 10 points) maintains a two-point advantage over Honduras (2-0-2, 8 points) in the Group A standings. The USA wrap up the group stage against Jamaica at 7 pm ET on Wednesday, March 11, at Estadio Francisco Morazan (TV Schedule: Fox Sports 2, Univision Deportes).
A victory against Jamaica would give the USA first place in the group and an automatic berth in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. A tie also could potentially be enough for the US to advance even if Honduras wins their final match against Guatemala, so long as the USA maintains their advantage in goal differential.
Next Honduras will face Guatemala on March 11th, the Final Game of the CONCACAF U17 Championships Phase I
See Honduras vs Guatemala for more info as well as live coverage and Game Recap
Termina segundo tiempo y quedan 3 minutos de tiempo extra
Regulation period ends and three minutes are added for extra time.
Minuto 89 Tarjeta roja expulsado Jorge Alvarez de Honduras
Minute 89 Red card foul by Jorge Alvarez who is expelled from the game – Honduras down a man now
Minuto 88 GOOOLLL de Honduras David Sanchez empata Honduras 2 – EEUU 2
Minute 88 Honduras Goal by David Sanchez game tied Honduras 2 – USA 2
Minuto 81 EEUU cambia John Nelson por Pierre Da Silva
Minute 81 USA substitutes John Nelson for Pierre Da Silva
Minuto 79 Honduras sale Jeancarlo Vargas y ingresa David Sanchez
Minute 79 Honduras replaces Jeancarlo Vargas for David Sanchez
Minuto 73 Estados Unidos cambia Joe Gallardo por Brandon Vazquez
Minute 73 USA substitutes Joe Galardo for Brandon Vazquez
Minuto 70 Cambio de Honduras Ingresa Oslin Sevilla y sale Wisdom Quaye
Minute 70 Honduras substitutes Wisdom Quaye for Oslin Sevilla
Minuto 66 EEUU hace cambio – Ingresa Tyler Adams y sale Lucas de La Torre
Minute 66 USA substitutes Lucas de La Torre for Tyler Adams
Minuto 60 EEUU 2 – Honduras 1
Minute 60 USA 2 – Honduras 1
Honduras Ingreso Darixon por Dylan Andrade
Honduras substituted Darixon for Dylan Andrade
Medio Tiempo Honduras 1 – EEUU 2
Half time Honduras 1 – USA 2
Minute 31 Gol de EEUU – Joshua Perez despues de un error de Honduras
Minute 31 Joshua Perez takes advantage of an error and USA Scores another Goal – Honduras – 1 USA – 2
Minuto 21 Falta de Erick Arias contra Haji Wright.
Minute 21 Foul by Erick Arias – Honduras vs Haji Wright – USA
Minute 21: USA GOAL – Honduras – 1 USA – 1
Minuto 15 Gol de Honduras
Minute 15 Honduras Goal Honduras – 1 USA – 0
Maycol Perelló; Víctor Matamoros, Dylan Andrade, Jorge Álvarez, Foslyn Grant, Erick Arias, Wisdom Quaye, José Galeano, Jean Carlo Vargas, Denil Maldonado y Gabriel Ortiz
William Pulisic, Matthe Olosunde, John Nelson, Alexis Velela, Hugo Arellano, Eric Calvillo, Lucas de la Torre, Joshua Pérez, Alejandro Zendejas, Haji Wright y Joe Gallardo
CONCACAF: SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – March 8, 2015 – Honduras (2-1-0, 7 points) is within striking distance of a direct berth to the next FIFA U-17 World Cup following its 2-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago (0-0-3, 0 points) on Thursday.
Securing maximum points against Trinidad was critical, especially since the United States (3-0-0, 9 points) defeated Guatemala (1-0-2, 3 points), 4-1, earlier in that day.
Honduras can once again prevent the USA from capturing the Group A title, a place in the final and the first of the Confederation’s four berths at Chile 2015, when they meet Sunday.
Two years ago, at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, Honduras ended the USA’s string of 14-consecutive U-17 World Cup appearances by posting a 3-1 win in the quarterfinals.
“The game we beat the United States in Panama two years ago is different,” said Honduras head coach Jose Valladares. “There were other players. The only ones to continue are the coaches. Every game is different.
“We have to win on Sunday.”
A loss to the U.S. means that Honduras must finish second or third in the group to reach one of two single-game playoffs, which will decide CONCACAF’s last representatives at the FIFA event.
“We have enough time to continue analyzing the U.S., as they do us,” remarked Valladares. “They are playing for direct qualification to Chile. Neither of us lose out if they suffer a defeat.”
Valladares acknowledged that overcoming Trinidad proved to be a difficult task. The Honduras Seleccion did not get on the scoreboard until the 53rd minute through team captain Dylan Andrade.
“It was a tough game,” he commented. “We knew Trinidad, after losing two games, would go out looking to get points in order to keep fighting for qualification. We studied Trinidad, but it is always difficult to play against them.”
Despite some dynamic offensive performances in their three games thus far, the Hondurans have scored only five goals. That fact partially concerns Valladares, who is satisfied with the number of chances his team has created.
“The important thing is that we are generating many goal-scoring opportunities,” noted the 52-year-old. “What happens is that 16- and 17-year-old players are not so ready to finish. It happened just against Cuba. The difference is that they tied us with a free kick. Football is about opportunities. Some are concrete, others are not.”
- Group A Results: 5-0 win v Cuba (Hugo Arellano 5′; Joe Gallardo 40′, 65’, 88’; Alejandro Zendejas 43’); 2-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago (Joe Gallardo 31’; Haji Wright 71’); 4-1 win v Guatemala (Joshua Perez 10’, 19’, 45’ pen; Pierre Da Silva 48’)
- CU17 Appearances: 16
- CU17 Titles: 3 (1983, 1992, 2011)
- Best CU17 Finish: Champion – 3 (1983, 1992, 2011)
- Qualification Method: automatic North American entrant
- All-Time CU17 Record: GP – 72; W – 52; D – 10; L – 10; GF – 190; GA – 61
- Did not qualify for 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup after falling to Honduras, 3-1, in 2013 CU17 quarterfinals…prior to that elimination, was only nation to qualify for all 14 previous editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup
- 14W-0D-1L in last 15 CU17 games … last loss v Honduras in 2013 quarterfinals (3-1) on April 14, 2013, in Panama City, Panama
- Posted shutouts in 6 of last 8 CU17 games
- Scored at least 1 goal in 29 consecutive CU17 games
- Largest CU17 win v Honduras: 7-0 on November 14, 1988, in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
- FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 14 (1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
Honduras Quick Facts
- Group A Results: 2-0 win v Jamaica (Darixon Vuelto 12′; Jorge Alvarez 78′); 1-1 draw v Cuba (Foslyn Grant 49’); 2-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago (Dylan Andrade 53′; Wisdom Quaye 90’+1
- CU17 Appearances: 16
- CU17 Titles: 0
- Best CU17 Finish: Fourth Place – 4 (1983, 1985, 1987, 2013)
- Qualification Method: Host
- All-Time CU17 Record: GP – 58; W – 17; D – 13; L – 28; GF – 69; GA – 100
- Has not won consecutive games in the same CU17 tournament since 1985 (4-0 win v Panama, 4-1 win v Guatemala)
- As a 15-year-old, forward Darixon Vuelto became the youngest Honduran to score in a Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match, netting in a 4-1 loss to Luis Angel Firpo on October 23, 2013
- FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 3 (2007, 2009, 2013)
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