Honduras and USA go head-to-head in the CONCACAF Third Round Qualifiers for next year’s World Cup on Thursday at 3.30am (UK time).
After two games in North America’s Third Round, Honduras and USA have collected two points apiece, drawing both of their games which has left them fourth and fifth in the table respectively. This will be the final World Cup Qualifier of this international break, so both will want to conclude the month with a first win.
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Scoreline prediction: Honduras 0-1 USA
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Honduras vs USA build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
Having made back-to-back World Cup appearances for the first time ever in 2010 and 2014, Honduras failed to qualify for Russia three years ago, and they will not want to make a habit of that absence, having waited 28 years the last time they failed to qualify before re-entering (between 1982 and 2010). Los Catrachos recently faced USA in the Gold Cup, but the Stars and Stripes got the better of them in the quarter-finals, so Fabian Coito will now be looking for revenge.
USA went on to win the Gold Cup in early August, beating Mexico 1-0 in the Nevada showpiece, but they have largely been unable to build on that triumph this month, dropping points in both of their opening Qualifiers. Having made seven World Cups in a row, the Stars and Stripes (like Honduras) were absent for Russia 2018, so the onus is on Gregg Berhalter to get his nation back into football’s most prestigious and renowned international tournament.
- Honduras (vs El Salvador): Lopez; Crisanto, J Garcia, Leveron, D Acosta; Rivas, B Garcia, B Acosta, Toro; Lozano, Quioto.
- USA (vs Canada): Turner; Dest*, M Robinson, Brooks, A Robinson; Acosta, Adams, Lletget; Aaronson, Pulisic, Siebatcheu.
Man City’s reserve ‘keeper Zack Steffen is unavailable for this contest, while Sergino Dest came off injured in the 1-1 draw with Canada. The right-back hobbled off in the first half with a sprained ankle and is now a major concern, not only for USA, but for Barcelona as well, who recently parted ways with fellow No. 2 Emerson Royal.
Player to watch: Brenden Aaronson (USA and Red Bull Salzburg)
In recent years Red Bull Salzburg have become synonymous with player development, unearthing hidden gem after hidden gem before providing them a platform in which to showcase their potential, and then ultimately selling them on for a major profit to Europe’s more elite circle. You only have to look at Duje Caleta-Car, Patson Daka, Peter Gulacsi, Erling Haaland, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino, Dominik Szoboszlai and Dayot Upamecano to understand the full scope of their fruitful scouting operations, and two who are emerging with stellar reputations now are the recently-capped Germany international Karim Adeyemi (19) and USA’s Brenden Aaronson (20). The latter is expected to usher in USA’s new ‘Golden Generation’ and propel the Stars and Stripes to upper-tier International status. A tricky, creative attacker, Aaronson has already netted four goals in just nine caps and is generating a reputation in Austria as a prodigious playmaker. Alongside the likes of Christian Pulisic, Sergino Dest, Chris Richards, Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah, these are exciting times for USA.
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