In the CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, USA will host Honduras at the Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California this Friday, March 24, 2017 (7:30 PM Pacific). The Hexagonal phase of this competition is underway and is very contested, both teams needing the three points from the game for their World Cup aspirations.
The Unites States seems to be in trouble currently with no points after two games in this Hexagonal phase. First, the US lost 2-1 to Mexico, then 4-0 to Costa Rica, to now be sitting in last place with no points in this qualifying stage. The Americans are in a transitional phase with Bruce Arena now as the head coach, looking to get this team to the 2018 World Cup. Winning this game would be a huge step forward and it is doable, especially with the home-field advantage. Arena will count with an MLS-heavy roster with three players who militate in Europe and three who play in the Liga MX.
The three players from European leagues are Geoff Cameron, Jon Brooks and Christian Pulisic, who will be one of the more exciting players in this match. While the three Liga MX players are Omar Gonzalez, Michael Orozco and Jorge Villafana. Among the notables from the MLS are Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Darlington Nagbe, who really looked impressive in a couple of friendly matches leading up to this encounter. The United States do have the stronger roster and the home-field advantage, which should equal a win for the home team in San Jose this Friday.
Honduras is currently in fourth place with three points after losing 1-0 against Panama and beating Trinidad & Tobago 3-1. Jorge Luis Pinto will count with a strong domestic presence on the team but will also have three players who play in Europe in Emilio Izaguirre, Andy Najar and Anthony Lozano. ‘Los Catrachos’ will also carry four MLS players most notably Maynor Figueroa and Roger Espinoza, and one Liga MX player in Necaxa’s, Brayan Beckeles. Honduras always gives a good fight in these games and will not make it easy for the United States, giving a hard-fought encounter.
How to Watch USA vs Honduras
The USA vs Honduras Match will be broadcast this Friday, March 24 at 7:30 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Unimas, Fox Sports 1, Univision Deportes
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free), Fubo TV (Watch 7 Days Free)