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2 vs 1
USA
USA
Played
February 6, 2013 4:00 PM EST
Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano — San Pedro Sula
Referee:‬ W. Quesada‎
Attendance:‬ 32000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Honduras 2-1 USA

Goal.com runs down the performances as the USA began the Hex with a disappointing loss in San Pedro Sula.

By Keith Hickey

  • N. Valladares
    0
    0
    3.00

    N. Valladares

    Didn't have too much to do all game, and hardly had a chance to stop Dempsey's excellent opener.

  • Juan Carlos García
    0
    0
    3.00

    Juan Carlos García

    A fantastic overhead kick to equalize in the first after getting caught out on the U.S. opener.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    0
    0
    3.50

    Maynor Figueroa

    Showed his quality with a composed defensive performance. Will be a key player if Honduras wants to emulate its 2010 cycle success.

  • V. Bernárdez
    0
    0
    3.50

    V. Bernárdez

    Helped keep Altidore quiet all game alongside Figueroa.

  • O. Peralta
    0
    0
    3.00

    O. Peralta

    Had some slight issues with Johnson in the first, but overall not really troubled.

  • Mario Martínez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mario Martínez

    A threat down that lively Honduran left flank, and nearly had a goal with a fierce strike in the first.

  • Luis Garrido
    0
    0
    3.00

    Luis Garrido

    Was part of a dominant Honduran midfield. The 22-year-old is poised to have a breakout year, and he showed why today.

  • R. Espinoza
    0
    0
    3.50

    R. Espinoza

    Looked good going forward early, nearly creating a goal that Johnson cleared off the line, and helped control the game when moved deeper later on.

  • B. García
    0
    0
    3.00

    B. García

    Was kept quiet for bits of the match before popping up with the winning assist.

  • C. Costly
    0
    0
    3.50

    C. Costly

    Honduras' liveliest player on the field in the opening hour and change. Pinned Chandler back in the first half, but faded as his team went into the ascendancy.

  • J. Bengtson
    0
    0
    3.00

    J. Bengtson

    Missed a few opportunities when he should have scored, before excellently finishing Boniek Garcia's cross for the winner.

Substitutions

  • J. Claros
    0
    0

    J. Claros

    Came on for Bengston as the Catrachos killed the clock.

  • G. Welcome
    0
    0

    G. Welcome

    Came on as a time-killing sub for Costly.

  • Tim Howard
    0
    0
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Saved the U.S. a number of times. Could do nothing about a fantastic opener, and was hung out to dry by his defense for the second.

  • Fabian Johnson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Fabian Johnson

    Made a vital interception on the line in the first half, but offered little offensively.

  • Geoff Cameron
    0
    0
    1.50

    Geoff Cameron

    Poor showing from the Stoke man who was beaten by Boniek Garcia on the second Honduras goal and allowed the Dynamo man to get the vital cross in.

  • Omar Gonzalez
    0
    0
    2.00

    Omar Gonzalez

    One huge mistake in failing to track Bengtson on the winner.

  • Timothy Chandler
    0
    0
    2.00

    Timothy Chandler

    Given a rough time by Costly, so much that he looked gassed at the end of the first half. Didn't offer his usual quality going forward.

  • Clint Dempsey
    0
    0
    3.00

    Clint Dempsey

    A wonderful lobbed finish on Jones' assist, but wasn't the mercurial creative force the U.S. desperately needed.

  • Daniel Williams
    0
    0
    2.00

    Daniel Williams

    Wasn't able to help the U.S. control the middle, and ended up just another defensive midfielder in a team containing too many of them.

  • Jermaine Jones
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jermaine Jones

    A fantastic assist the top for Dempsey, but was unable to win the midfield battle.

  • Michael Bradley
    0
    0
    3.00

    Michael Bradley

    Unable to impose himself like U.S. fans have wanted to see, but was one of the better players in a bad bunch.

  • Eddie Johnson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Eddie Johnson

    Showed flashes of quality early as an unorthodox winger, but was unable to impose himself. Taken off for Kljestan.

  • Jozy Altidore
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jozy Altidore

    Had a few half-chances, but never really threatened.

Substitutions

  • Maurice Edu
    0
    0
    2.00

    Maurice Edu

    Tried to keep it simple for the U.S., but a puzzling choice with the wealth of physical, defensively capable players on the field for the Americans.

  • Sacha Kljestan
    0
    0
    2.00

    Sacha Kljestan

    Brought on as Klinsmann looked to control the game, but was unable to dictate the tempo.

  • Graham Zusi
    0
    0
    2.00

    Graham Zusi

    Came on as the U.S. looked to get control of the midfield, but was barely on before the Yanks went down a goal.

Results
Matchday 3
Times In EDT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Peter Byers Peter Byers
Striker
10 1
B. Pérez B. Pérez
Striker
FC Dallas
9 0
J. Bengtson J. Bengtson
Striker
New England
9 0
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
8 2
A. Saborío A. Saborío
Striker
Real Salt Lake
8 1