This match is going to be crucial for both the teams as it will impact their dreams for the World Cup. USMNT host Honduras in San Jose Friday night and soccer fans not only in this part of the world are excited about it, many others who live outside this geographical area will be watching it with great interest as to great soccer sides will take on each other.
There is no denying the Honduras, despite being a very small nation, has the potential to challenge the best of the best teams and trouble them. They have shown their prowess in the past and the American team will not dare to take them lightly for the match to be played tonight.
It must be kept in mind that the USMNT fans and team players are keeping their fingers crossed. They are worried about their chances as after two games in the Hex, CONCACAF’s final round of World Cup qualifying, USA is sitting at the bottom. The team has already lost the two matches it played. More than the loss, it may be the difference of loss in the last match that might have created an emergency like situation in the team.
The team hasn’t been able to play good soccer at least in the tourney thus far. Jozy Altidore and Alejandro Bedoya’s comments make it rather very clear that the USA is far from a cohesive unit. Arena has personalities to manage among a frustrated squad, and he has to get his locker room settled quick. Tonight’s match will prove as to whether the team can unite in such troubled occasions or not.
Game time and how to watch, on TV and online
TV: Fox Sports 1 (U.S. – English), UniMas, Univision USA (U.S. – Spanish), Canal 5 Televicentro (Honduras)
Venue: Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California