U.S. loses 2-1 to Honduras in World Cup qualifiers (Video)
The U.S. Men’s Soccer National Team lost to Honduras in the opening match of the final round of the 2014 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.
The U.S. team traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to play the match, and although they were the first to score, Honduras was able to rally and win the game 2-1.
“They were a much better team than us today,” U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard told the Associated Press. “We did look flat.”
U.S. forward Clint Dempsey scored 36 minutes into the first half, but Honduras came back just four minutes later with an impressive bicycle kick by defender Juan Carlos Garcia. The incredible shot – which the New York Daily News says will go down as one of the best goals in Honduran history – can be seen in the video below.
The winning shot for Honduras then came 79 minutes into the game courtesy of forward Jerry Bengston, who plays for the New England Revolution.
“You take a game like this, you digest it and you analyze the mistakes, talk about the mistakes they’ve done, and then you move forward,” U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “You’ll see a totally different team, hopefully, in the next game.”
The qualifiers resume next month, when Honduras plays Mexico at home and the U.S. faces Costa Rica in Colorado. The World Cup will be held in 2014 in Brazil.