Olympic Qualifying Preview: Mexico - Honduras
With Olympic bids already assured, the two nations will battle for the CONCACAF U23 title in Kansas City
By Seth Vertelney
|Mexico (4-3-3): Sanchez; Jimenez, Chavez, Reyes, Mier; Ponce, Herrera, Cabrera; Aquino, Fabian, Pulido.||
Goalkeepers: Liborio Sanchez (Queretaro), Jose Antonio Rodriguez (Veracruz), Hugo Gonzalez (America).
Defenders: Israel Jimenez (UANL Tigres), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Nestor Araujo (Cruz Azul), Hugo Rodriguez (Atlas), Diego Reyes (America), Darvin Chavez (Monterrey), Miguel Ponce (Guadalajara).
Midfielders: Jorge Enriquez (Guadalajara), David Cabrera (UNAM Pumas), Hector Herrera (Pachuca), Javier Cortes (UNAM Pumas), Javier Aquino (Cruz Azul), Nestor Calderon (Toluca), Marco Fabian (Guadalajara).
Forwards: Jeronimo Amione (Atlante), Alan Pulido (UANL Tigres), Erick Torres (Guadalajara).
|Honduras (4-4-2): Mendoza; Crisanto, Alvarado, Leveron, Lopez; Martinez, Mejia, Rodas, Najar; Hernandez, Lozano.||
Goalkeepers: Francisco Reyes (Olimpia), Jose Mendoza
Defenders: Wilmer Crisanto (Victoria), Jhonny Leveron (Motagua), Orlin Peralta (Vida), Ever Alvarado (Real Espana), Alexander Lopez (Olimpia), Hilder Colon (Real Espana), Jose Velasquez (Olimpia)
Midfielders: Mario Martinez (Real Espana), Gerson Rodas (Real Espana), Alfredo Mejia (Real Espana), Wilmer Fuentes (Marathon), Arnold Peralta, Andy Najar (D.C. United),
Forwards: Eddie Hernandez (Hacken), Luis Garrido, Anthony Lozano (Alcoyano), Roger Rojas (Olimpia), Rommel Quioto (Vida)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
Mexico clinched a berth in the 2012 Olympics with a 3-1 win against Canada on Saturday
- Honduras booked its place in London with a thrilling 3-2 win over El Salvador in extra time.
- These two teams met last week in group play, and Alan Pulido scored a hat trick in an easy 3-0 win for Mexico.
- El Tri has outscored its opposition 14-2 in its four Olympic qualifying matches.
- Honduras defeated Trinidad & Tobago and Panama in group play to advance to Saturday's semifinal against El Salvador
- Alan Pulido has scored five goals in four matches, leading the way for all scorers in the final phase of Olympic qualification.
Top 3 Predictions
Mexico U23 4-1 Honduras U23
- 23.53 %
Mexico U23 4-0 Honduras U23
- 11.77 %
Mexico U23 2-0 Honduras U23
- 11.77 %
|CONCACAF Under 23 Olympic Qualifying (OCaf)||Apr 2, 2012||Honduras U23 1 - Mexico U23 2|
|CONCACAF Under 23 Olympic Qualifying (OCaf)||Mar 25, 2012||Mexico U23 3 - Honduras U23 0|
|Aug 11, 2012||Brazil Under 23 1 - Mexico U23 2||OLY|
|Aug 7, 2012||Mexico U23 3 - Japan Under 23 1||OLY|
|Aug 4, 2012||Mexico U23 4 - Senegal U-23 2||OLY|
|Aug 1, 2012||Mexico U23 1 - Switzerland U-23 0||OLY|
|Jul 29, 2012||Mexico U23 2 - Gabon U-23 0||OLY|
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