Honduras vs Venezuela


Honduras vs Venezuela estadio olimpico San Pedro Sula

Honduras vs Venezuela estadio olimpico San Pedro Sula

In preparation for an international friendly two days later against visiting Venezuela, Honduras head coach Jorge Luis Pinto opened a camp Monday with 22 members of his 23-player roster.

Noel Valladares Honduras National Team Goalkeeper

Noel Valladares Honduras National Team Goalkeeper
(International friendly: February 4, 2015, Honduras vs Venezuela)

 
With the exception of Sporting Kansas City’s Jorge Claros, the entire squad gathered at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, the site of Wednesday’s encounter. The selection includes defender Johnny Leveron and midfielder Arnold Peralta, who signed recently with domestic sides Marathon and Olimpia, respectively, after spells abroad.
 
It will be the Catrachos’ first game under the leadership of Pinto as he looks ahead to next month’s two-leg CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification playoff against French Guiana.
 
The 61-year-old Colombian also convened a three-day camp last week, his first since being named as Hernan Medford’s replacement in December.
 
HONDURAS ROSTER
(International friendly: February 4, 2015, home v Venezuela)
 
GOALKEEPERS: Donis Escober (Olimpia), Noel Valladares (Olimpia)
 
DEFENDERS: Wilmer Crisanto (Motagua), Henry Figueroa (Motagua), Johnny Leveron (Marathon), Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua), Carlos Palacios (Marathon), Carlos Sanchez (Real España), Jose David Velasquez (Nacional/Uruguay)
 
MIDFIELDERS: Bryan Acosta (Real España), Jorge Cardona (Honduras Progreso), Jorge Claros (Sporting Kansas City/USA), Edder Delgado (Real España), Carlos Discua (Motagua), Luis Garrido (Houston Dynamo/USA), Mario Martínez (Real España), Byron Méndez (Olimpia), Arnold Peralta (Olimpia)
 
FORWARDS: Rubilio Castillo (Motagua), Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo/USA), Antony Lozano (Olimpia), Romell Quioto (Olimpia), Angel Tejeda (Honduras Progreso)
Though the Catrachos’ winless streak was extended to five games, the 61-year-old Colombian did not hesitate to point out qualities that gave him reason for optimism.
“I liked a lot of things from the team,” said Pinto, who replaced Hernan Medford in December. “We managed the counterattack well, the dimension of the game and the standard of ball control. I’d say that that we are on the right path. I cannot be happy with losing a match, but I am satisfied.”
 
Nevertheless, Pinto was quick to acknowledge that there is work to do.
 
“We are not yet at an ideal point,” remarked the former Costa Rica manager. “The team pressured Venezuela constantly. The match was not attractive and was not the spectacle that we had wanted. It is not easy to change overnight and install another style.”

Honduras will have another opportunity to demonstrate progress under Pinto’s leadership, when it visits Venezuela on February 11 in Barinas.

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The Honduras National Soccer Team to face off vs Venezuela on March 5th 2014 at the Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula is as follows:

UPDATE: FINAL SCORE HONDURAS 2 VENEZUELA 1

Goals for Honduras scored by Jerry Bengtson and Jerry Palacios / Goles de Jerry Bengtson y Jerry Palacios llevaron a Honduras a la victoria 2-1 ante Venezuela

Honduras National Team Fans

Honduras vs Venezuela 2014

Goalies / Porteros: Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia) y Luis López (Real España).

Defense / Defensa: Arnold Peralta (Rangers, Escocia), Walter Williams (Real Sociedad), Maynor Figueroa (Hull City, Inglaterra), Víctor Bernárdez (San Jose Earthquakes, Estados Unidos), Bryan Acosta (Real España), Henry Clark (Real Sociedad), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic, Escocia), Juan Carlos García (Wigan, Inglaterra).

Mid-Firled / Medo Campistas: Jorge Claros (Motagua), Edder Delgado (Real España), Luis Garrido (Olimpia), Boniek García (Houston Dynamo, Estados Unidos), Andy Najar (Anderlecht, Bélgica), Roger Espinoza (Wigan, Inglaterra) y Marvin Chávez (Colorado Rapids, Estados Unidos).

Forwards / Delanteros: Diego Reyes (Marathón), Rony Martínez (Real Sociedad), Jerry Palacios (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, Costa Rica), Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution, Estados Unidos) y Rommel Quioto (Olimpia).

Honduras will host Venezuela rather than Tunisia in a pre-World Cup friendly on March 5, 2014

The game will be played at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula.

Venezuela and Honduras have squared off on eight previous occasions with the Venezuelans holding the advantage in wins, 4-2.

In their last meeting on August 10, 2011, the Honduran National Team “Los Catrachos” came away with a 2-0 victory at a sold-out Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Carlo Costly struck for both goals in 57th and 68th minutes.

The Hondurans are unbeaten in five of their last six international Fútbol matches.

Honduras vrs Venezuela History:

Games won: 2
Games drawn: 2
Games lost: 4
Date Match Result Score Competition
22 Jun 1996 Honduras vs Venezuela W 1-0 International
07 Jun 2003 Venezuela vs Honduras L 2-1 International
10 Mar 2004 Venezuela vs Honduras L 2-1 Mexico
16 Aug 2006 Venezuela vs Honduras D 0-0 International
25 May 2007 Venezuela vs Honduras L 2-1 International
30 May 2008 Venezuela vs Honduras D 1-1 International
21 Apr 2010 Honduras vs Venezuela L 0-1 International
10 Aug 2011 Honduras vs Venezuela W 2-0 Internationl

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