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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • June 12, 2012
  • • 7:45 PM
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: E. Wijngaarde
  • • Attendance: 16132

Live Commentary

  • Thanks for joining us! I'm Rudi Schuller (@RudiSchuller), and it was my pleasure calling the match for you.
  • Canada has to fgeel as though they wasted a good opportunity tonight. They were clearly the better side, but finishing let them down.
  • And that's it! The game ends 0-0, meaning Canada is on 4 points while Honduras is on 1.
  • 90' + 5'
    Free kick Canada. Last chance here. It gets nodded wide by Edgar, who had the whole net to look at.
  • 90' + 1'
    Corner to Canada. Place gets LOUD, and McKenna JUST misses with the header. Unreal.
  • 90' + 1'
    Four minutes added.
  • 88'
    CLOSE CALL! Espinoza unleasehes a bullet from 40 yards that just goes over Borjans crossbar.
  • 87'
    SubstitutionAtiba Hutchinson Simeon Jackson
  • 87'
    Hutchinson down for an extended period. Not looking good for the oft-injured midfielder.
  • 84'
    SubstitutionOlivier Occean Iain Hume
  • 83'
    An Occean header floats harmlessly over after Jazic served in a cross that was slightly behind him. You have to wonder if anyone will score tonight.
  • 80'
    Free kick to Canada after Palacios bodychecks DeRo. Ends up going nowhere.
  • 75'
    Johnson takes an ill-advised strike from outside the area that doesn't threaten the Honduran goal at all. Had options to pass.
  • 73'
    Suazo coming in for Luzano, drawing a huge round of boos from the crowd.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionA. Lozano D. Suazo
  • 71'
    SubstitutionNikolas Ledgerwood Tosaint Ricketts
  • 70'
    Ricketts on for Ledgerwood. His speed could cause major problems for Honduras now.
  • 68'
    CLOSE CALL!! Edgar powers a header JUST by the left post, fooling most of the crowd into thinking he had scored.
  • 67'
    Canada with a prolonged spell of possession leads to a DeRo cross in, which gets knocked out for a corner just before it reaches Occean's head.
  • 65'
    McKenna down and seemingly in a lot of pain right now.
  • 63'
    Honduras try to play it around a bit, but it goes out rather easily, drawing a huge sarcastic roar.
  • 61'
    Corner to Honduras after some wide open play on either end. Taken short, and the cross gets in to Juan Garcia who tries a rather ambitious bicycle kick from 18 yards. Nothing came of it.
  • 57'
    CLOSE CALL! Hutchinson nearly heads it by Valladares after latching on to a floated free kick by De Guzman from 40 yards out.
  • 54'
    Free kick at the far sideline for Honduras after an Edgar tackle. Borjan attacks the cross and earns a free kick himself.
  • 52'
    Hainault also got hauled down in that play, which makes the non-call even starker.
  • 52'
    Corner to Canada. Hutchinson gets pulled down in the area but the ref lets it go. Ball sails over everyone for a throw in.
  • 50'
    The second half has seen Honduras have more of the ball. Nothing too threatening, but it's more than they had the entire first half already.
  • 46'
    And we're back!
  • Almost ready to resume action here in Toronto. Teams back on the field.
  • Anyway, I'll be back after a little break.
  • I have to think that Canada will bring in speedsters Simeon Jackson and Tosaint Ricketts at some point, to run at the tiring Honduran defence.
  • And that's the half! Canada definitely had the run of play throughout the first 45 minutes, but their inability to finish sees the visitors in with a shout.
  • 45' + 1'
    Yellow CardOlivier Occean
  • 45'
    Yellow card to Occean, who gets booked for diving in the Honduran area.
  • 43'
    Costly tries so trickery at the corner of the Canadian area, but he fools even himselkf and shoots well wide. Honduras finding more of the ball in the late stages of the first half.
  • 40'
    Honduras just squandered by far their best chance of the night so far. The visitors caught Canada on the break, and a Honduran forward shanked a wide open shot wide.
  • 39'
    The entire Honduran bench is up and warming up on the sidelines.
  • 36'
    Honduras is sitting on four yellow cards and keep pulling off cynical fouls. Wonder how long they can keep that up.
  • 33'
    Free kick to Canada at 20 yards. Hutchinson puts it way over. Canada needs to take advantage of their chances at some point.
  • 29'
    Yellow CardM. Sabillón
  • 29'
    Canada breaks on the counter, and DeRo BARELY misses after undressing his defender inside the artea. Honduran keeper didn't even move on the shot, which went inches high.
  • 28'
    Corner to Honduras, which wakes up the visiting support.
  • 27'
    The crowd really not liking it now as the Honduran players seem to be getting fouled easier as the match proceeds.
  • 26'
    Yellow CardDwayne De Rosario
  • 26'
    We've got handbags at centre field now as bodies clanged into one another. Will Johnson the first to jump in for Canada, which isn't too surprising.
  • 24'
    Yellow CardKevin McKenna
  • 24'
    Yellow card to McKenna for taking down a Honduran forward 35 yards from the Canada net.
  • 23'
    Corner to Canada after a Jazic cross is cleared. The defence handles it easily.
  • 21'
    Check that, it was Figueroa that was carded. Costly was in the crowd that the ref had pulled aside.
  • 20'
    Yellow CardMaynor Figueroa
  • 20'
    Yellow card to Carlo Costly for clattering into Olivier Occean at the top of the Honduran area. Free kick to DeRo, who puts it over.
  • 18'
    De Rosario tries a 30 yarder that Valladares has to parry to himself rather than catching. It's evident that Canada's game plan is to string together a couple of killer passes in quick sequence in order to get behind the physical back line of the visitors.
  • 17'
    Things getting sa tad physical as the two sides trade fouls. Nothing too major, though.
  • 15'
    The first shot of the match comes after Will Johnson puts a weak left footed effort on goal from outside the area. Easily handled by Valladares.
  • 14'
    De Rosario is called offside again after he's sprung by Hutchinson down the left flank.
  • 13'
    A sarcastic cheer from the crowd as a Honduran player slips and allows the ball to go out for a throw-in.
  • 9'
    Another offside for Canada as they try to work in the quick pass behind the Honduran back line.
  • 7'
    A well-worked give and go sequence ends up in a low David Edgar cross being gobbled up by the Honduran keeper before a sliding Occean can get contact. It's been all Canada over the past few moments.
  • 6'
    WE have our first offside of the match, as De Rosario is judged to be a bit behid the defence 12 yards from goal.
  • 4'
    Corner to Canada after a good DeRo run into the box. Well delivered cross by Johnson nearly evades the Honduran keeper but he punches it out. Ball fallsd to De Guzman who skies it.
  • 3'
    Bit of a feeling out process to start the match. Both sides look unwilling to take a risk this early.
  • 1'
    And we're off!
  • Anthems are done, and we're almost ready for kick off.
  • The supporters are in full voice as the flags get trotted out onto the field. It's not a huge crowd, but it's loud.
  • Canada heads into this match after defeaing Cuba in Havana last Friday, while Honduras fell to Panama at home on the same date. Needless to say, this match could have huge implications for both sides in the earlygoings of the campasign.
  • Honduras starting XI: Valladares, Figueroa, Bernardez, Garcia, Izaguirre, Palacios, Lozano, Costly, Garcia, Espinoza, Sabillon
  • Canada starting XI: Borjan, Ledgerwood, Hainault, Jazic, De Guzman, Hutchinson, Johnson, McKenna, Edgar, Occean, De Rosario
  • It's an absolutely perfect night for soccer here at BMO Field in Toronto. There's a few tiny clouds in the sky and there's a light breeze off Lake Ontario, with the temperature at kickoff projected to be around 24 degrees.
  • Welcome to! I'm Rudi Schuller (@RudiSchuller) and I'll be providing live commentary for you tonight.