Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
USA struggles against Honduras
by Paul Kennedy, March 9th, 2009 7AM



[CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA had a chance to clinch Sunday to clinch a berth at the 2009 Under-20 World Cup in Egypt, but it was badly outplayed by Honduras and had to settle for a 0-0 tie that means it must earn at least a point against El Salvador on Tuesday to qualify unless Jamaica and Honduras tie.

UCLA goalie Brian Perk saved the Americans with several big-time stops against Honduras. After a first half marred by a power outage, the Catrachos piled on the pressure. Honduras finished with a 11-3 edge in shots and 11-2 edge in corner kicks.

The Americans played the last 30 minutes with 10 men after midfielder Billy Schuler, who had entered the game just minutes earlier, was issued a straight red card for a tackle against Jose Israel Fonseca. The USA has beaten Honduras in only one of eight U-20 meetings.

"As we had anticipated, the game against Honduras was very tough," said U.S. coach Thomas Rongen. "We are happy that we were able to put ourselves in a good position to determine our own fate heading into our last game against El Salvador."

The USA had opened with a 3-0 win over Jamaica thanks to goals by Peri Marosevic, Dilly Duka and Schuler. It is looking to secure a berth in a record seventh straight Under-20 World Cup.

March 6 in Bacolet

USA 3 Jamaica 0. Goals: Marosevic 6, Duka 79, Schuler 84.
USA -- Perk, S.Williams, Agbossoumonde, Davies, Wallace (Flores, 84), Jeffrey, Duka, Arguez (Okugo, 71), Cruz,  Marosevic (Schuler, 79), Shea.
Jamaica -- Blake, Simpson, Darby, L.Williams, A.Campbell, Taylor, Shelton (Thorpe, 50), R.Campbell (Clennon, 81), Doyley, Orgill, Sappleton (Adlam, 50).
Yellow cards: USA -- Wallace 23, Davies 90; Jamaica -- Orgill 1.
Referee: Ricardo Cerdas (Costa Rica).
Att.: 556.

March 8 in Bacolet
USA 0 Honduras 0.
USA -- Perk, Williams, Agbossoumonde, Davies, Wallace, Jeffrey, Duka, Arguez (Schuler, 53), Cruz (Ownby, 58), Marosevic, Shea
Honduras -- Reyes, Castro, Casildo, Fonseca, M.Martinez, Mayorquin, Andino, Rojas (Valladares, 83), R.Martinez (Padilla, 54), Leveron, Mejia.
Yellow cards: USA -- Jeffrey 29, Wallace 57, Duka 69; Honduras -- Andino 17, M.Martinez 76.
Red card: USA -- Schuler 60.
Referee: Geoffrey Hospedales (Trin. & Tobago).
Att.: 524.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
Johnson scores again in Champions League    
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League ...
Coach Michelle French names 20 for U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying    
Eight collegians and 12 youth club players comprise Coach Michelle French's roster for the U-20 Women's ...
MLS preseason returns to Tucson in 2016    
Ten MLS teams will take part in preseason training in Tucson, Arizona, where the 2016 Desert ...
Ellis calls up Colaprico and Lavelle for first time    
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Eilis called in 28 players -- 20 who went to ...
What They're Saying: Chris Dangerfield    
'We used to go to movies, have cups of tea, strange things you do when you ...
What They're Saying: Tim Leiweke    
"I think we have found a site. It's probably different than what people think we're doing, ...
Video Pick: How Ronaldo gets treated by customs     
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't seem to have a difficult time getting through customs, as demonstrated by this ...
NASL's Jacksonville banks on Tony Meola    
Hall of Fame goalkeeper Tony Meola, whose previous coaching experience since retiring as a player in ...
Video Pick: Messi proves he's fully recovered    
Lionel Messi, out of Barcelona's starting lineup for two months because of a knee injury, scored ...
Red Bulls' success nets Marsch Coach of the Year honors    
Inexperienced head coaches don't often flourish in MLS, yet in just his second season as a ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives