Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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 remains perfect in Tijuana [VIDEO]
by Paul Kennedy, April 27th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ


[UNDER-17 CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA completed group play at the Under-17 Concacaf Championship with another offensive display, scoring three first-half goals en route to a 3-0 victory over Honduras Saturday in Tijuana. It gave the Americans three wins and 12 goals in three outings.

With a berth to the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria locked up, Coach Wilmer Cabrera started new players against Honduras, which has lost all six matches it has played against the USA at the U-17 qualifiers. Nicholas Palodichuck, who had not played in either of the first two games, scored the first and third goals for the USA. Jack McInerney added a goal in the 28th minute, bringing his total to five goals in three games.

Palodichuk's first goal came in the 28th minute when he pounced on the rebound of Joseph Gyau's hard shot that Honduras goalkeeper Jesus Rivera did well to parry.

Eight minutes later, McInerney received a ball from Gyau on the left side of the penalty area, took two touches to get inside the box and curled his shot around Rivera and inside the far post.

Palodichuk completed the scoring in stoppage time of the first half, striking with the outside of his left foot from 25 yards after McInerney laid the ball off to him.

First Half:



With Dustin Corea and Emilio Orozco both entering the game at the start of the second half, all 20 players on the U.S. roster saw action during the group phase.

"It was a pretty match," said Cabrera. "We had six players play who were not starters and with the other five players, we confronted a Honduran team who knew they had qualified already and that probably changed their perspective of the game. Our first objective was to qualify for the World Cup. Our second objective was to play the greatest number of players possible. We have accomplished our tasks and we have done it by winning."

Second Half:



Cuba's 2-1 win over Canada earlier on Saturday had clinched the Catrachos' place in Nigeria.

Update: The remainder of the tournament was canceled because of the swine flu threat in Mexico.

Other qualifiers for Nigeria '09 include New Zealand, which won the Oceania bid on Friday afternoon, Nigeria, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Malawi representing Africa, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Uzbekistan from Asia. The South American tournament is currently underway in Inquique, Chile.

April 25 in Tijuana
USA 3 Honduras 0. Goals: Palodichuk 28, 45, McInerney 36.
USA -- Richey, Polak, Zavaleta (Orozco, 46),  Herold, Kitchen, C.Martinez, Duran (Jerome, 65), Agudelo, Palodichuk, McInerney (Corea, 46), Gyau.
Honduras -- Jesus Rivera, John Rivera, Alvarado, H.Martinez, Fuentes (Rodriguez, 66), Agustin, Lozano (Sanchez, 80), Tobias, Rivas, Aragon (Lopez, 46), N.Martinez.
Yellow Card: Honduras -- Lozano 33.
Referee: Stanley Lancaster (Guyana).



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Altidore helps lead Sunderland to stunning win at Chelsea    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore's tally for the season is still one goal (in now 28 English ...
What They're Saying    
"I saw it on the computer and I understand why they can be talking if it ...
U.S. under-20 national team wins semifinal thriller    
[DALLAS CUP] Rubio Rubin scored his second goal of the game on a rebound of his ...
What They're Saying    
"Miami's greatness is about the interaction of a vibrant culture and the water. We will earn ...
Strikers will test measure of progress at Carolina    
[NASL: Week 2] The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, seventh and fifth in the NASL's two half-seasons, will ...
Chelsea takes on its U-8s    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Chelsea's John Terry, David Luiz, Frank Lampard et al took on ...
Collins John slapped with three-game suspension    
[USL PRO: Week 5] The USL PRO career of Collins John, the Liberian-born Dutch international who ...
What They're Saying    
"There is no problem. Tensions are a bit high; I have no problem with that. They ...
Chivas USA's McNamara faces knee surgery    
[MLS INJURY REPORT] Rookie Thomas McNamara, who had started every game for Chivas USA until being ...
Road to Rio begins for Tab Ramos' group    
[USA UNDER-21 MEN] The road to Rio begins for the U.S. men's Olympic team begins with ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives