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USA to open against Honduras
by Paul Kennedy, December 16th, 2009 7AM

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[WORLD CUP 2010 COUNTDOWN] The USA beat Honduras a record four times in 2009, so what better to do than open against the Catrachos in 2010? The Americans will play their Concacaf rival on Jan. 23 on the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. (TV: Fox Soccer Channel, live, 9 pm ET, 6 pm PT). The game will conclude the USA's camp at the HDC, the first camp in preparation for the 2010 World Cup.

"Obviously we know the quality of the Honduran team very well and we think the match is a great way to start the year as we commence preparations for the World Cup," said U.S. head coach Bob Bradley.  "With both teams working toward finalizing their rosters for South Africa, we expect it will be a very competitive game."

The USA faced Honduras four times in 2009 and earned a record of 4-0-0 against the Central American nation. The four matches tied a record for number of matches against one nation in a year for the USA, matching 1973 when the it faced Poland four times. The fourth win, at San Pedro Sula, sent the USA to the World Cup finals.

Two matches in qualifying against Honduras proved to be big wins for the Americans, as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Soldier Field on June 6 and then also came from behind to win 3-2 in San Pedro Sula on Oct. 10 -- the win that clinched a spot in the World Cup for the Americans.

Honduras qualified with a 1-0 victory against El Salvador coupled with U.S. assistance from a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica on the final day of qualifying. Reinaldo Rueda's team has been drawn into Group H with Spain, Switzerland and Chile.

 



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