Gold Cup: Clinical Honduras tops impressive, but wasteful Haiti

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HARRISON, N.J. The Honduran Men's National Soccer Team came into the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup expected to walk through Group B, even with what was largely a B team, but the reality of this Gold Cup is that easy games will be tough to come by.

The Catrachos found that out in their opener vs.

World Cup Qualifying: United States vs. Honduras TV schedule, projected lineup, prediction and live thread

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Immediately after the United States Men's National Team's 2-1 loss to Honduras back on February 6 in San Pedro Sula, many of us saw a team in crisis. The Yanks not only lost, they were completely outplayed by the Catrachos. Fast forward to today, and those memories are nigh unrecognizable. The USMNT sit top of the table at the midpoint of the Hexagonal, CONCACAF's final round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, and three of their remaining five games will be on American soil.

Four Players Receive International Call-Ups

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Andre Hainault, Jermaine Taylor, Je-Vaughn Watson and Boniek Garcia have all been called up by their respective national teams for friendlies on August 15th.

Hainault, who currently has 27 caps, will join Canada for their friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in Fort Lauderdale. Taylor (48 caps) and Watson (19) will be a part of Jamaica's friendly versus El Salvador ay RFK Stadium in Washington, D.

2012 Olympics: Honduras's MLS connection send Spain crashing out, 1-0

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The mighty Rojas are done for. Well, at least their U23 team plus Adrian Lopez and Juan Mata.

Los Catrachos, the Olympics version sent Spain crashing out of the tournament with a 1-0 win as Roger Espinoza who plies his trade for Sporting Kansas City mailed in a cross that was met by Jerry Bengtson of the New England Revs for a perfectly placed header past David De Gea.

Here are the highlights of Honduras vs. Morocco. Jerry Bengtson scored both for Los Catrachos.

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Here are the highlights of Honduras vs. Morocco. Jerry Bengtson scored both for Los Catrachos.

Revolution Transfer Rumors: Jerry Bengtson Reportedly Arriving For A Medical

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Varying reports out of Honduras are stating that Los Catrachos striker Jerry Bengtson, a veteran of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup and a member of the Honduran Olympic Squad, has signed for the New England Revolution and will be arriving for a medical this week. Some sources place the date of that examination to be Tuesday the 3rd.

Mexico Campeón Preolimpico 2012

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KANSAS CITY, EE.UU. (Notimex) -- México ganó por sexta vez el Preolímpico de la Concacaf al derrotar por 2-1 a Honduras, con gol triunfador de Miguel Ponce marcado al minuto 115, en juego disputado en esta ciudad, donde la Bicolor terminó con dos jugadores expulsados, como resultado de su juego violento.

Group B Update - Mexico Moves On

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Mexico became the first team to reach the semifinals after handing Honduras a 3-0 defeat tonight at The Home Depot Center. Alan Pulido posted a hat trick for El Tri, who top Group B with six points. Honduras is second with three points, while Panama and Trinidad & Tobago have one each after a 93rd minute goal by the Soca Warriors canceled out a goal by Panama substitute Cecilio Waterman in the 69th minute.

USMNT beats Honduras to get first win under Klinsmann

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Miami Gardens, Fla. - The U.S. men's national team is full of new faces now a days, but Jurgen Klinsmann can thank the familiar ones for his first victory as U.S. head coach.

The Americans won their first game in the Klinsmann era on Saturday night, beating Honduras 1-0 in front of 21,170 fans at Sun Life Stadium.

USMNT to face Honduras on Oct. 8 in Miami

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The October international fixture dates appear to be filling up on the U.S. men's national team's calendar.

After reports emanated from Ecuador that stated the United States will play the South American team in Connecticut on Oct. 11, news has surfaced that the United States will host Honduras on Oct.

Mexico squeaks by, Honduras wins on penalties in quarterfinals

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Mexico may have won its quarterfinals match, but it doesn't look as unbeatable as it did in the group stage.

El Tri advanced to the semifinals of the Gold Cup with a 2-1 comeback victory over Guatemala in front of a crowd of 78,807 at the New Meadowlands Stadium.


CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: Canada, Mexico, Honduras win & more

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While Jamaica's win over the United States garnered much of the headlines on Friday, there were plenty of other intriguing World Cup qualifying match-ups that took place in CONCACAF.

The most signifcant was Canada's win over Panama at BMO Field in Toronto.

Mexico advance, Honduras fall in close Olympic quarterfinals

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One CONCACAF nation is through to the Olympic semifinals and one is out after a pair of close and entertaining quarterfinal matches on Saturday.

Mexico booked their ticket to the next round and gave themselves a chance of claiming a medal in this summer's tournament with a 4-2 extra-time win over Senegal at Wembley Stadium.

CONCACAF World Cup qualifying: Honduras faces Canada challenge & more

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Honduras is considered one of the teams expected to be heavily in the mix to secure one of CONCACAF's three automatic berths into the 2014 FIFA World Cup, or at the very least one that will compete for a spot in the playoff against the Oceania regional winner. After Tuesday night, though, Los Catrachos might be left wondering if there will be a place for them in the CONCACAF hexagonal altogether with the next set of qualifiers three months down the line.

Injured Palacios out for Honduras-USA

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Honduras was already going to be without a number of regulars for its friendly against the United States on Saturday, but a recent development means that Los Catrachos will be even more shorthanded than previously thought.

Stoke City defensive midfielder Wilson Palacios has had to withdraw from Honduras' roster due to a knee injury, according to reports from Honduras, and he won't take on the U.

Examining the Gold Cup Group Stage: Who’ll be alive June 18th?

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With the Gold Cup starting Sunday with Costa Rica v. Cuba and Mexico v. El Salvador it's time to take a look at the groups and peek at who are in line to earn the right to get to the knockout stages.

Colorado Rapids

MLS Notes: Rapids sign Honduran veteran Thomas, FCD add striker & more

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The Colorado Rapids may be slipping further and further out of postseason contention, but that is not stopping the club from making improvements for the stretch run.

The Rapids signed Honduran veteran and former Wigan Athletic central midfielder Hendry Thomas Tuesday in an effort to bolster the club's quality in the center of the field while adding a player with immense experience.

Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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Any time an old streak ends, a new one can begin and that is exactly what will be on the minds of the Union players when they square off against Houston this Saturday at PPL Park.

MLS West Notes: Donovan ready to go for Vancouver, Fraser deflects transfer rumors and more

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Landon Donovan looks fresh and rested and ready to face off against the Vancouver Whitecaps this weekend.Â

The U.S. star did not take part in recent friendlies for the LA Galaxy against Manchester City last Sunday and MLS All-Stars on Wednesday against Manchester United due to a right calf strain.

Houston Dynamo

Dynamo sign Garcia to DP deal

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The Houston Dynamo have the momentum sparked by their new stadium and a defense considered to be among the top units in MLS. Now, they have a new attacking component that they hope is the piece that can put them over the top in their quest to return to the MLS Cup final.

Four Dynamo Get International Call-Ups...But Not Brad Davis

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Brad Davis is once again shunned despite leading MLS with 13 assists and having an MVP caliber season. What does this guy have to do to get a national team call-up?

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Four Houston Dynamo players have been called up by their respective national teams for international matches Sept.

Not So Costly After All: Dynamo Sign Honduran Carlos Costly

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Dynamo Press Release

The Houston Dynamo have acquired Honduran international forward Carlo Costly on loan from Mexican club Atlas de Guadalajara, it was announced today. Per team and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Costly will become eligible upon receipt of his international transfer certificate and approval of a P-1 visa.

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Tactical inflexibility cost the US U23 an Olympics spot

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Caleb Porter's tactics came under fire in the U23 failure

The CONCACAF region will be represented by Mexico and Honduras at the 2012 London Olympics as the qualifiers drew to a close on Monday with Mexico beating Los Catrachos with a late Miguel Ponce strike in the finals.

The glaring omission: The USA.

Shotgunning: Monday's Top Stories, Slammed

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And because you'd rather have a beer than be reading all the time... we've taken the day's top news and given it the Reader's Digest-treatment so you can get to that post-work pint quicker.

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Olympic qualifying rewind: Mexico clinches semis berth, T&T draws Panama

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CARSON,Calif. -- A night after the United States slipped against Canada, Mexico made sure that there would be no letdown from them.

Alan Pulido scored a hat trick as Mexico defeated Honduras, 3-0 at the Home Depot Center.

Jamaica rolls while Honduras settles for draw in Gold Cup action

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CARSON, Calif – The Gold Cup came to the Home Depot Center Monday night as Jamaica trumped Grenada, 4-0, while Honduras drew against Guatemala despite being two men up.

Luton Shelton scored the opening goal for Jamaica in the 21st minute.


Olympic qualifying rewind: Mexico mauls T&T, Honduras tops Panama in Group B

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The Mexican Under-23 national team is off to a flying start in Olympic qualifying.

Mexico kicked off its quest to reach the Summer Games in London with a 7-1 thrashing of Trinidad and Tobago in a Group B match at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Onyewu's sharp club form carries over to USMNT

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - If Oguchi Onyewu's recent string of performances for Sporting Lisbon wasn't a sign that he's getting back to top form, his outing against Honduras likely was.

Having not played for the U.

Williams continues wild ride by earning first start with USA

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - When U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann revealed his starting lineup to his players, Danny Williams was in shock.

Williams, the 22-year-old son of an American serviceman and German mother, was included in the starting XI that would take on Honduras at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday night, something that may not have even seemed possible just a month ago.

USMNT takes on Honduras looking for the first victory of the Klinsmann era

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - It has been a little more than two months since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as head coach of the U.S. men's national team, but that short period of time hasn't stopped an increasing pressure from befalling the team already.

USMNT turns focus towards Honduras

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - After four training sessions in two days, the U.S. men's national team returned the practice field on a cool Thursday evening finally able to do one thing: Focus on Honduras.

Having been recovering from weekend games and with their upcoming friendly against the Catrachos getting closer, the Americans went through a 90-minute session in which every player aside from Nick Rimando (who is not yet in camp) participated.

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Jerry Watch In London 2012: Honduras vs. Brazil

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Jerry Bengtson is done with the Olympics. After helping Honduras through to the quarterfinals, he is coming back to New England. He and the other MLS representatives of Los Catrachos are heading back to their respective clubs following a pretty historic run for the Honduran Men's National Team.

In a high scoring affair filled with yellow cards, and some world class embellishment from Neymar, Honduras ended up not being able to come through with a miracle finish falling 3-2 to Brazil.

Mid-Day Ticker: Boa Morte trains with TFC, Najar left off Honduras and more

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Luis Boa Morte has resurfaced, and it is with Toronto FC, at least temporarily.

Boa Morte, who abruptly left South African club Orlando Pirates last week and was released from his contract, is reportedly on trial with the winless MLS side and was at training on Tuesday ahead of the club's second-leg match in the Canadian championship final against the Vancouver Whitecaps, according to numerous reporters in Toronto.

GOLD CUP: Jamaica book passage to Quarterfinals while Honduras routs Grenada

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A night after Mexico clinched their spot in the knockout stage Jamaica parlayed a Friday night victory into a spot joining El Tri in the quarterfinals.

Jamaica overcame Guatemala's physical and disruptive style and took advantage of being up a man to dispatch the Central American nation 2-0 in the night's opening match.