The result leaves the teams tied in the Hexagonal standings with nine points from eight games with two matches remaining.
USA Player Ratings:
Player (Club) GP/G
5 Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), 58/0. Handled all the shots he should have saved, backed up a step on the goal but probably didn't have any real chance anyway.
3 Graham Zusi (Sporting KC), 55/5. Torched several times by Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto, seldom gave the attack any width or impact.
4 Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX), 46/3. Crucial slide tackle came up short on Quioto, who used the time and space allotted to score. Made several good tackles and clearances, including do-or-die stop of Antony Lozano on Honduran counter.
5 Matt Besler (Sporting KC), 45/1. Hit too many errant passes but made crucial recoveries and interceptions in defensive half of the field. Hooked the rebound of a saved shot back across goal to create U.S. goal.
3 DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), 127/17. Started well by winning a free kick and contributing a headed clearance but soon cautioned for a shirt-tug on Elis that defined the rest of his match.
4 Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), 138/17. Covered a lot of ground, tracking back on late Lozano run, and made defensive plays in many parts of the field but passed very poorly.
5 Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), 15/1. Overrun a few times and eventually cautioned for a succession of fouls, he plugged away diligently. Raced back to stop an attack near his own goal line and in desperation time hit a searing free kick that led to the equalizer.
4 Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), 22/1. Somehow his considerable talents don’t come forth when the team is struggling. Lost a ball in midfield that led to a chance for Lozano. He didn’t do much defensively and dragged a shot well wide late in the first half.
5 Christian Pulisic (Bor. Dortmund/GER), 18/7. Came back to life late in the first half to set up a chance for Dempsey and link up with Morris to hit a shot on frame. Fought through several brutal tackles to finish the match. Won the free kick that produced the U.S. goal.
4 Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), 139/57. Latched onto a poor clearance to hit a shot that was deflected for a corner kick. Felled twice by cautioned fouls in the first 25 minutes, he didn’t make much space for himself but provided a couple of good serves for teammates.
5 Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), 23/5. Shot just wide with a good chance in the opening minutes. Bottled up much of the time but won the header that created the equalizing opportunity for Wood.
5 Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG), 55/5. Shored up the right side and connected on a few passes in the middle third. Aggressive throw-in led to a chance.
5 Paul Arriola (D.C. United), 13/2. Ran the right flank relentlessly, pushed forward into the attack, chased down a few balls defensively.
7 Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER), 34/9. Missed connections with Dempsey shortly after coming on, salvaged a vital point by chesting Morris’ header and finishing emphatically.
TRIVIA. Wood’s goal was his first of the year, his fifth in World Cup qualifiers, and ninth of his U.S. career.
Sept. 5 in San Pedro Sula
Honduras 1 USA 1. Goals: Quioto 27; Wood 85.
Honduras –- L.Lopez; Beckeles, H.Figueroa, M.Figueroa, Alvarado; Elis, Mejia. A.Lopez (Costly, 64), Claros, Quioto (Garcia, 66), Lozano (Palacios, 82).
USA -- Guzan; Zusi (Cameron, 63), Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley (Arriola, 62); Acosta, Bradley, Pulisic, Dempsey, Nagbe (Wood, 73), Morris.
Yellow Cards: Honduras -- Claros 17, H.Figueroa 23, H.Figueroa 90+2; USA -- Beasley 36, Acosta 61.
Red Card: Honduras -- H.Figueroa 90+3.
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador).
USA / HON
Shots: 9 / 11
Shots on Goal: 4 / 6
Saves: 5 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 4
Fouls: 17 / 14
Offside: 1 / 2