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Gold Cup Preview: USA - Honduras

After a dominating tournament, the USA looks to advance to the Gold Cup final when it faces Honduras in Dallas.

By Seth Vertelney

Omar Gonzalez, Andy Najar; USA - Honduras
George Frey
USA (4-1-4-1): Rimando; Parkhurst, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Beckerman; Corona, Diskerud, Donovan, Torres; E. Johnson.


GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Jose Torres (Tigres)

FORWARDS: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes)
Honduras (4-5-1): Escober; Chavez, Beckeles, Garcia, Medina; Najar, Lopez, Chavez, Claros, Delgado, Rojas


GOALKEEPERS: Donis Escober (Olimpia), Kevin Hernández (Real España), José Mendoza (Free agent)

DEFENDERS: Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia), Johnny Palacios (Olimpia), David Velásquez (Victoria), Juan Carlos García (Olimpia), Orlin Peralta (Motagua), Wálter Williams (Real Sociedad), Osman Chávez (Wisla Krakow/Poland)

MIDFIELDERS: Jorge Claros (Hibernian/Scotland), Luis Garrido (Olimpia), Andy Najar (Anderlecht/Belgium), Efraín López (Real Sociedad), Marvin Chávez (San Jose Earthquakes), Alex López (Olimpia), Mario Martínez (Seattle Sounders), Mario Berrios (Marathón), Omar Elvir (Motagua)

FORWARDS: Rony Martínez (Real Sociedad), Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad), Roger Rojas (Olimpia), Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense/Costa Rica)

  • The USA reached the Gold Cup semifinal after a dominating 5-1 win over El Salvador. In the team's four Gold Cup games so far, it has outscored its opponents 16-3.
  • Honduras advanced to the semifinal after a 1-0 win against Costa Rica on Sunday. Andy Najar scored his first international goal to seal the victory.
  • These two teams met last month in a World Cup qualifying match in Salt Lake City. Jozy Altidore scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 win for the USA.
  • After scoring a goal and adding three assists against El Salvador, Landon Donovan now has five goals and seven assists in five matches since his return to the national team.
  • Honduras has equaled its best-ever showing at a Gold Cup. The Catrachos have lost in the semifinal stage in the last two tournaments.
  • Chris Wondolowski is tied with Panama's Gabriel Torres for the most goals scored in the tournament so far with five.

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Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jul 24, 2013 USA 3 - Honduras 1
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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Jun 18, 2013 USA 1 - Honduras 0
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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Feb 6, 2013 Honduras 2 - USA 1
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International Friendlies ‎(FR)‎ Oct 8, 2011 USA 1 - Honduras 0
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International Friendlies ‎(FR)‎ Jan 23, 2010 USA 1 - Honduras 3
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Last Five Matches
Apr 2, 2014USA 2 - Mexico 2FR
Mar 5, 2014Ukraine 2 - USA 0FR
Feb 1, 2014USA 2 - South Korea 0FR
Nov 19, 2013Austria 1 - USA 0FR
Nov 15, 2013Scotland 0 - USA 0FR
Team News
Available Squads
22Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
7DaMarcus BeasleyMidfielder
2Michael ParkhurstDefender
21C. GoodsonDefender
-Matt BeslerDefender
11Stuart HoldenMidfielder
-Kyle BeckermanGoalkeeper
16J. TorresMidfielder
22Alejandro BedoyaMidfielder
9Eddie JohnsonStriker
-Landon DonovanGoalkeeper
-Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
-Bill HamidGoalkeeper
15E. CastilloDefender
16M. OrozcoDefender
2Tony Beltran Defender
-Omar GonzalezDefender
11J. CoronaMidfielder
-M. DiskerudMidfielder
10Brek SheaMidfielder
-Will BruinStriker
19Chris WondolowskiStriker
-Alan GordonStriker
Semi Finals
Times In EDT
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Gabriel Torres Gabriel Torres
5 3
Landon Donovan Landon Donovan
LA Galaxy
5 2
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
San Jose Earthquakes
5 0
R. Zelaya R. Zelaya
4 1
M. Fabián M. Fabián
Cruz Azul
3 1