MNT Oct 10, 2009
It's game day in San Pedro Sula and you can feel the excitement in the air. Just a few yards outside the team hotel, Honduran flags are waving (and being sold), horns are honking and people are buzzing. There is no doubt that this is one of the biggest-ever soccer events in Honduras. The newspapers today will filled with stories, analysis and photos previewing the match. One headline read "Historic Day" and another "Today, it will be reality" meaning the qualification for the World Cup. So much for impartial journalism? There are a handful of American fans who have traveled to Honduras and they will have their work cut out for them combating the wall of noise that will greet the U.S. team at Estadio Olimpico. Game day is actually a mellow one for the U.S. team, a time to relax and focus, eat a couple meals and of course have a pre-game meeting. The real fun begins as the sun begins to set tonight. We hope you were able to find a bar or pub showing the match somewhere near you. If not, you can of course follow along on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker.