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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • June 18, 2013
  • • 9:06 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: E. Wijngaarde
  • • Attendance: 20250
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  • That's it! The USA defeats Honduras 1-0 to complete a perfect month of June. With nine points from nine, the World Cup appears a near certainty now.
  • 90' + 1'
    U.S. dropping back a bit, looking to see out the game. Honduras seeing some more of the ball now
  • 90'
    Four minutes of added time coming
  • 88'
    Not long left now for the U.S. to hold on. Maybe one or two chances left for the visitors, who have performed admirably tonight.
  • 87'
    SubstitutionEddie Johnson E. Castillo
  • 85'
    Besler makes a big intervention on a Honduras cross. Aside from his first half turnover, he's been solid again tonight
  • 83'
    Shot into the wall, but the U.S. retains possession. They can smell the three points now
  • 82'
    Great driving run by Davis leads to a barge in the back by Velasquez, and a yellow card. Free kick on the edge of the box coming
  • 81'
    Yellow CardJ. Velásquez
  • 78'
    Honduras coming out of its shell, and the U.S. looks to capitalize. Altidore's shot saved by Valladares
  • 76'
    SubstitutionA. Peralta B. García
  • 75'
    Yellow CardWilson Palacios
  • 74'
    SubstitutionJermaine Jones Geoff Cameron
  • 74'
    SubstitutionGraham Zusi Brad Davis
  • 74'
    A through ball by Dempsey found Fabian Johnson, who cut it back to Altidore. The AZ man finished low with his left foot across the goalkeeper to the far post
  • 73'
    AssistFabian Johnson
  • 73'
    GoalJozy Altidore
  • 73'
    GOAL USA! And for a FOURTH straight game, it's Jozy Altidore!
  • 70'
    More USA chances! Dempsey diving header saved before Bradley skies the rebound over the bar. Better finishing by either and it would be 1-0
  • 69'
    SubstitutionMario Martínez Marvin Chávez
  • 69'
    Jones dispossessed and nothing is called, leading to a Honduras shot at the other end. It hasn't been the best of nights for the Schalke man
  • 68'
    Dempsey just wide! A clearance fell right to the midfielder who unleashed a left-footed effort from the top of the box which flew wide of the far post
  • 67'
    Now Zusi pushes a Honduras player down and the referee whistles a foul. The official certainly isn't a fan favorite here tonight
  • 64'
    Scramble in the box! Zusi's cross hits the post and Valladares is muscled off the ball. U.S. appeals for a handball but nothing given. Now Valladares is down
  • 60'
    Sounds like it was the right call
  • 59'
    Goal USA! But it's offside! Altidore takes a through ball from Dempsey and scores, but the linesman's flag was up
  • 56'
    Zusi's cross is a good one and the header by Evans goes straight to the keeper
  • 55'
    Free kick for the USA on the right flank. Zusi to take
  • 53'
    The grass is actually working against the USA tonight, as another long pass skips out of bounds
  • 51'
    Good work by Martinez down the left flank to get a cross in and Gonzalez has to block the Honduras shot out for a corner
  • 49'
    Zusi delivers in a decent cross of a free kick, but Gonzalez mistimes his jump a bit, and heads well wide
  • 46'
    Second half is underway!
  • Halftime. The Hondurans have to be happy with that half, limiting the U.S. to just a couple chances and nearly scoring at the stroke of halftime.
  • 45'
    Bad giveaway by Besler leads to a Najar break and Howard comes up with a big save. Best chance for the visitors this match
  • 44'
    Roger Espinoza has been very strong for Honduras. Winning balls in the middle and distributing well
  • 42'
    The U.S. tries a short corner and.....that didn't quite come off.
  • 39'
    Honduras clearly choosing to give the U.S. time on the ball in the middle of the field and cut out the dangerous through ball. So far, it's working
  • 36'
    Bradley JUST misses E. Johnson with a long ball. The Sounders man would have been in.
  • 35'
    Dempsey's free kick is off the wall from 25 out.
  • 34'
    Yellow CardA. Peralta
  • 34'
    Good surging run by Jones on the counter draws a foul and a yellow card from Peralta
  • 33'
    SubstitutionCarlo Costly R. Rojas
  • 33'
    Maybe I was wrong about the time wasting. Costly is subbed out. Rojas in his place
  • 31'
    The U.S. is struggling to get possession in meaningful spots. It just hasn't connected Jones and Bradley with the attacking four. And now a bit of time wasting as Costly is down
  • 27'
    Wayward pass by Jones, who hasn't been at his best tonight
  • 25'
    Game mostly being played on the Honduran side of the field, but its defense is holding up. Not a lot of very dangerous chances for the U.S.
  • 19'
    Better from the U.S., keeping possession and looking for its spot
  • 17'
    HUGE save Valladares! F. Johnson serves in a great cross and E. Johnson's volley is turned away. Best chance of the game
  • 13'
    Tackles flying in fast and furious already. Fabian Johnson's challenge leaves Peralta on the deck
  • 12'
    Shot goes into the wall, though. Dangerous chance there for Honduras
  • 11'
    Espinoza, who's been great so far, draws a dangerous foul, earning Jones an early yellow card
  • 10'
    Yellow CardJermaine Jones
  • 10'
    Great stuff from Bradley, who dribbles though the entire Honduran midfield. Zusi's cross isn't up to standard though
  • 8'
    Corner for the USA after a lighting-quick break. Zusi's delivery is good and Evans heads just wide
  • 7'
    Nice work from Espinoza as he nutmegs Jones and Eddie Johnson bundles him over for a foul. Free kick is wasted though, as the delivery goes through the box to nobody
  • 7'
    Nice work from Espinoza as he nutmegs Jones and Eddie Johnson bundles him over for a foul. Free kick is wasted though, as the delivery goes through the box to nobody
  • 5'
    Good spell from the visitors as Gonzalez and Besler are forced to clear away crosses
  • 2'
    Zusi delivers but the ball is headed out for a goal kick
  • 2'
    Early set piece chance for the U.S. as E. Johnson is fouled
  • 1'
    We are underway at Rio Tinto!
  • The teams are emerging from the tunnel and we'll be underway in about 10 minutes!
  • It is LOUD in here as the lineups are announced. Good contingency of Honduras fans as well, I'd say 1,000-2,000
  • The crowd is filling in nicely here at Rio Tinto. Kickoff is set for 7:06 local time, 9:06 eastern
  • Main lineup question was at left back for the U.S., where DaMarcus Beasley is suspended. Klinsmann has opted to move Fabian Johnson back to left back and put Eddie Johnson at left midfield. Not exactly a vote of confidence for Edgar Castillo
  • USA lineup: Howard; Evans, Gonzalez, Besler, F.Johnson; Bradley, Jones; Zusi, Dempsey, E.Johnson; Altidore
  • Honduras lineup: Valladares; Velasquez, Pablo Montes, Izaguirre, Peralta; Espinoza, Claros, Najar, Palacios; Martinez, Costly
  • The teams are warming up on the field and the American Outlaws are behind the goal in full voice, chanting "You're not going to Brazil" at the Honduran team
  • Greetings from Utah! Seth Vertelney here with you to take you through tonight's Hexagonal clash between Honduras and the USA