Honduras vs USA


Honduras vs USA Soccer Match – February 6th 2013Honduras

Hexagonal

Highlights of the Honduras vs USA Soccer Match

The next game vs the USA is in June 2013 on USA Territory

Final Honduras 2 USA 1 Way to go Catrahos!

Minute 78 – Honduras Goalllllllllllllllllll

Half time – Honduras 1 USA 1 Game tied!

Minute 39 Honduras Goal

Minute 35 USA Gol

Honduras rallied for a 2-1 home win against the U.S., Jamaica earned a goalless tie in Mexico and Costa Rica got a 2-2 draw in Panama as the last stage of qualifying for the 2014 soccer World Cup got under way in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The defeat is the first for the U.S. since 1989 in the opening game of the final round of World Cup qualifying. After failing to play in the World Cup from 1954 through 1986, the U.S. has qualified for every edition since 1990, making the quarterfinals in 2002 and the round of 16 in 1994 and 2010.

The U.S. had won nine of 10 meetings with Honduras and all three of its prior games in San Pedro Sula.

The top three teams in the Concacaf region advance to the World Cup, with the fourth-place finisher entering a two-game playoff against the winner of the group.

Soccer’s World Cup championship is scheduled from June 12 to July 13, 2014, in Brazil.

The game Honduras vs USA kicked off at 3 p.m. local time in San Pedro Sula (4 p.m ET).

Forecast: 31 Celcius  / 87.8 Fahrenheit

90% Humidity

10% Precipitation

Let’s go Catrachos!

Honduras Fans line up for Hexagonal game vs USA in San Pedro Sula - Over 30.000 tickets sold so far

Honduras Fans line up for Hexagonal game vs USA in San Pedro Sula – Over 30.000 tickets sold so far

HONDURAS ROSTER

Noel Valladares
Arnold Peralta
Víctor Bernárdez
Maynor Figueroa
Juan C. García
Luis Garrido
Roger Espinoza
Boniek García
Mario Martínez
Carlo Costly
Jerry Bengtson

USA ROSTER

Tim Howard
Fabian Johnson
Carlos Bocanegra
Geoff Cameron
Michael Parkhurst
Michael Bradley
Danny Williams
Graham Zusi
Clint Dempsey
Hercules Gomez
Eddie Johnson


Interesting facts:

  • In the last World Cup qualifier between Honduras and the USA teams, Conor Casey scored twice in a 3-2 USA win in Honduras which clinched the Yanks a berth at South Africa 2010.
    • The last time these two teams met, Clint Dempsey scored in the 36th minute as the USA topped Honduras 1-0 in an October 2011 friendly in Miami.
    • The U.S. holds a 12-3-3 all-time record against Honduras in a series which dates back to 1965.
    • Both left back Emilio Izaguirre of Celtic and midfielder Andy Najar of Anderlecht were forced to pull out of the Honduras squad with injury.
    • Five USA players are currently carrying yellow cards in World Cup qualifying: Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Fabian Johnson and Graham Zusi. Their next caution will result in a one-match suspension.
    • In the semifinal round of qualifying, Honduras posted a 3-1-2 record to win Group C and advance to the Hexagonal along with Panama.
    • Dempsey, Herculez Gomez and Tim Howard were the only three players to appear for the USA in all six matches in the semifinal round of qualifying.

    Honduras
    GOALKEEPERS (3): Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia), José Mendoza (Marathón)

    DEFENDERS (7): Arnold Peralta (Vida), Bryan Beckeles (Olimpia), Víctor Bernárdez (San Jose Earthquakes), Osman Chávez (Wisla Krakow/Poland), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic), Juan Pablo Montes (Platense), Juan Carlos García (Olimpia)

    MIDFIELDERS (7): Luis Garrido (Red Star Belgrade), Jorge Claros (Hibernian), Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic/England), Alex López (Olimpia), Boniek García (Houston Dynamo), Mario Martínez (Seattle Sounders), Aldo Oviedo (Real España)

    FORWARDS (4): Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), Roger Rojas (Olimpia), Carlo Costly (Veria/Greece), Georgie Welcome (Motagua)

    USA

    GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton) Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)

    DEFENDERS (9): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

    MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (Roma), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Jose Torres (Tigres), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

    FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (AZ), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)

    Hexagonal in San Pedro Sula History:

    The draw for the final round of CONCACAF was held last night in Miami left the bicolor catracha face to face with the favorites of the Confederation, the United States and Mexico but at home in the first two dates. This cycle will close on October 15 at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

    2014 World Cup Qualifiers Revealed Honduras vs USA 2013 02-/06 in San Pedro Sula

    2014 World Cup Qualifiers Revealed Honduras vs USA 2013 02-/06 in San Pedro Sula

    According to the draw, it fell at for  Honduras at No. 3 and in the order already established, it’s up to open the first two dates locally, first with the difficult choice of the United States and then to the Aztecs. With different backgrounds both rivals there as before directed by German Jurgen Klinsmann have never won at home and on the other hand, Mexico has 16 years in our country with out beating the Catrachos. The game with the “Tri” will be played on Friday 22nd of March, then grab our suitcases and the bicolor since Tuesday the 26th  we will be playing at the Rommel Fernandez to be measured against the Panamanians who open at home against Costa Rica and then on to the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

    After the first three dates, the qualifiers will have a break of nearly two months. They return to action in June where they will face three soccer games in eleven days. The fourth round will be played at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa of Costa Rica and later, we will face the Jamaicans at our Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula; thus closing the first round.

    One week after the conclusion of the first round of the hex, the “H” travel to the U.S. at a venue yet to be defined. This will happen exactly on Tuesday 18th of June. Once these three days has passed another break, also two and a half months. In September they will play two games: we will return from the visit to Mexico in the Azteca Stadium and then receive Panama, a true rematch after the home opener that occurred between Hondurans and Panama Canaleros face of in a match at  the Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula .

    Maynor-Figueroa-Honduras-National-Soccer-Team-Star

    Honduras Soccer
    Pictured Maynor Figueroa Honduras Soccer Player one of the many Superstar Honduras Players.
    Schedule and Dates of the final round of CONCACAF Hexagonal 2013 qualifiers to the World Cup in Brazil 2014
    Tuesday February 6th 2013
    México vs Jamaica
    Honduras vs USA
    Panamá vs Costa Rica
    Friday March 22nd 2013
    Jamaica vs Panamá
    Honduras vs México
    USA vs Costa Rica
    Tuesday March 26th
    Mexico vs USA
    Panama vs Honduras
    Costa Rica vs Jamaica
    Friday June 7th 2013
    Jamaica vs USA
    Panamá vs México
    Costa Rica vs Honduras
    Tuesday June 11th 2013
    México vs Costa Rica
    Honduras vs Jamaica
    USA vs Panamá
    Tuesday June 18th 2013
    Jamaica vs México
    USA vs Honduras
    Costa Rica vs Panamá
    Friday September 6th 2013
    México vs Honduras
    Panamá vs Jamaica
    Costa Rica vs USA
    Tuesday September 10th 2013
    Jamaica vs Costa Rica
    Honduras vs Panamá
    USA vs Mexico
    Friday October 11th 2013
    México vs Panamá
    Honduras vs Costa Rica
    USA vs Jamaica
    Tuesday October 15th 2013
    Jamaica vs Honduras
    Panamá vs USA
    Costa Rica vs México

    Honduras vs Mexico 2013
    Pictured Maynor Figueroa Honduras SoccerPlayer one of the many Superstar Honduras Players.
    Schedule and Dates of the final round ofCONCACAF Hexagonal 2013 qualifiers to the World Cup in Brazil 2014
    Tuesday February 6th 2013
    México vs Jamaica
    Honduras vs USA
    Panamá vs Costa Rica
    Friday March 22nd 2013
    Jamaica vs Panamá
    Honduras vs México
    USA vs Costa Rica
    Tuesday March 26th
    Mexico vs USA
    Panama vs Honduras
    Costa Rica vs Jamaica
    Friday June 7th 2013
    Jamaica vs USA
    Panamá vs México
    Costa Rica vs Honduras
    Tuesday June 11th 2013
    México vs Costa Rica
    Honduras vs Jamaica
    USA vs Panamá
    Tuesday June 18th 2013
    Jamaica vs México
    USA vs Honduras
    Costa Rica vs Panamá
    Friday September 6th 2013
    México vs Honduras
    Panamá vs Jamaica
    Costa Rica vs USA
    Tuesday September 10th 2013
    Jamaica vs Costa Rica
    Honduras vs Panamá
    USA vs Mexico
    Friday October 11th 2013
    México vs Panamá
    Honduras vs Costa Rica
    USA vs Jamaica
    Tuesday October 15th 2013
    Jamaica vs Honduras
    Panamá vs USA
    Costa Rica vs México

    The soccer matches end in October with two games: Costa Rica comes to our country in the penultimate round and it’s up close to Jamaica, scenario in which, in no playoff win since December 8, 1968 when we won 2-0 with goals from ” “Tonín” Mendoza y Rey Mejía.

    What they say about the Honduran team players
    “Honduras has grown impressively, I see a higher level than in South Africa”
    Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the United States

    “It went very well, all the teams are important and have the right to classify”
    Justino Compean, president of the Mexico Federation

    “The draw I’m quite satisfied, because we do not open neither with Mexico nor the United States. Although all teams that are very difficult are here “
    Dely Valdes, Coach of Panama

    “Usually, you find at home, we take 6 points”
    Rafael Callejas, President of FENAFUTH

    Schedule and Dates of the final round of CONCACAF 2013 

    Tuesday February 6th 2013
    México vs Jamaica
    Honduras vs USA
    Panamá vs Costa Rica

    Friday March 22nd 2013
    Jamaica vs Panamá
    Honduras vs México
    USA vs Costa Rica

    Tuesday March 26th
    Mexico vs USA
    Panama vs Honduras
    Costa Rica vs Jamaica

    Friday June 7th 2013
    Jamaica vs USA
    Panamá vs México
    Costa Rica vs Honduras

    Tuesday June 11th 2013
    México vs Costa Rica
    Honduras vs Jamaica
    USA vs Panamá

    Tuesday June 18th 2013
    Jamaica vs México
    USA vs Honduras
    Costa Rica vs Panamá

    Friday September 6th 2013
    México vs Honduras
    Panamá vs Jamaica
    Costa Rica vs USA

    Tuesday September 10th 2013
    Jamaica vs Costa Rica
    Honduras vs Panamá
    USA vs Mexico

    Friday October 11th 2013
    México vs Panamá
    Honduras vs Costa Rica
    USA vs Jamaica

    Tuesday October 15th 2013
    Jamaica vs Honduras
    Panamá vs USA
    Costa Rica vs México

    History

    Honduras has won only once in history against of the United States in qualifying games for the World Cup and this was 3-2 in Washington. There are six games in the history between the two. The Honduran Selection and Mexico have met in knockout futbol matches in Honduras on 9 occasions. We only won two of them one in San Pedro Sula and the other match in Tegucigalpa 4-1. In the industrial capital of Honduras they have not won since 1965. Jamaica we faced 10 times in qualifying circumstances before. The highest score was 3-0 in favor of the islanders in Kingtson with 2 goals from Walter Boyd and one of Theodore Whitmore.

    Between Honduras and Costa Rica there is a rich history in football playoffs. The Ticos have won only once in our land, which was in 2001 when they won 3-2 at the National Stadium. The recent victory by the Panama Canaleros in San Pedro Sula last June, is the only one that Panama has achieved. Playing in Tegucigalpa they lost the other three played.

    The match against Mexico on June 18 will be played on the date of June 4th, 2013, due to the participation of Mexico in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

    Honduras had Alfredo Hawit and the president of  Real España,  Mateo Yibrín. The only coaches who attended were  Jurgen Klinsmann and Dely Valdés.

    So the numbers drawn were :
    1-México
    2-Jamaica
    3-Honduras
    4-Estados Unidos
    5-Panamá
    6-Costa Rica

    History 
    South Africa 2010
    Away Honduras closed in El Salvador, the opening was visiting from Costa Rica and we lost.

    USA vs Honduras History

    The USA has beaten Honduras in Honduras in both meetings since the launch of the Hexagonal, Concacaf’s six-team World Cup qualifying competition. Their meeting on Feb. 6 2013; to open the final round of World Cup 2014 qualifying will be different. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. local time in San Pedro Sula (4 p.m ET). To get an idea about what it is like to play in the afternoon heat in San Pedro Sula, you only need to see what happened to Canada when it traveled to San Pedro Sula needing only a draw to advance to the Hexagonal.

    It would be an exaggeration to blame the Canadians’ 8-1 loss on the afternoon heat at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano. After all, the Catrachos were ahead 4-0 after only 33 minutes. But the heat and humidity certainly were oppressive. Despite some cloud cover, “sweat still dripped in rivers,” as one Canadian observer described the conditions in the 86-degree heat.

    The 45,000-seat Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, built in 1997, is one of the most intimidating stadiums in the world with barbed wire and a dry moat around the fenced-in grass field.

    When the USA won, 3-2, at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in October 2009 to clinch a berth in 2010 World Cup, the game was held in the evening. It was Honduras, not the USA, that cracked under the pressure. The Catrachos blew a 1-0 lead in the second half and had a chance to equalize after falling 3-1 down, but Carlos Pavon ballooned the penalty kick over the goal.

    In 2001, Clint Mathis scored on a free kick to give the USA a 2-1 win over Honduras in another night game played before a sellout crowd in San Pedro Sula.

    However this will most likely be be the best Honduras side ever seen in CONCACAF qualifying, powered by several elements that ply their trade in USA Major League Soccer (MLS) history; as with potentially more arriving in the off-season transfer window. The Hondurans demolished Canada 8-1 in a do-or-die matched played at 2 pm local time in San Pedro Sula back in October.

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