San Pedro Sula is no easy place to play as the USA (2-1 loser in the 2013 Hexagonal opener) and Canada (8-1 loser four months earlier) found out in World Cup qualifying, so the U.S. under-20 national
team's 2-1 win over its Honduran counterpart at the Estadio Morazan should not be taken lightly. Romain Gall
and Tommy Thompson
, who are coming off their MLS rookie seasons with Columbus and San Jose, respectively, each scored a goal. Olimpia defender Kevin
had the lone goal for Honduras.
The USA and Honduras meet again on Sunday in San Pedro Sula. It will be the U-20s' final international game before U-20 World Cup qualifying
begins against Guatemala Jan. 9 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. U.S. Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2):
(Univ. of Virginia) Zack Steffen (Freiburg) DEFENDERS (7):
Conor Donovan (N.C. State), *Chase Gasper (UCLA), Luis Martir (Chivas de Guadalajara), Matthew
Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (Unattached), John Requejo (Tijuana), Tyler Turner (Orlando City SC) MIDFIELDERS (6):
Kellyn Acosta (FC
Dallas), Fernando Arce (Tijuana), Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors) FORWARDS
Paul Arriola (Tijuana), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy), Amando Moreno (Tijuana), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes).