The U.S. Men’s National Team, coming off a 1-1 draw against Ecuador on Oct. 10 in Landon Donovan’s final match, is set to face Honduras on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio.
USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann made six roster changes following the U.S. MNT’s 1-1 draw against Ecuador on Friday, Oct. 11; they include 2014 FIFA World Cup participants Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones and Graham Zusi. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson also joins the U.S. roster. John Brooks, Landon Donovan, Luis Gil, Omar Gonzalez, Brad Guzan and Joe Gyau returned to their respective clubs.
IN FOCUS: HONDURAS
Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras
FIFA affiliation: 1951
Head Coach: Hernan Medford
FIFA World Ranking: 56
Best World Cup Finish: 1982, 2010, 2014 (group stage)
HONDURAS ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Donis Escober (Olimpia), Kevin Hernández (Real España)
DEFENDERS (7): Wilfredo Barahona (Real España), Victor Bernárdez (San Jose Earthquakes), Wilmer Crisanto (Motagua), Henry Figueroa (Motagua), Maynor Figueroa (Hull City), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic), Javier Portillo (Olimpia)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Bryan Acosta (Real España), Marvin Chávez (Chivas USA), Jorge Claros (Sporting Kansas City), Edder Delgado (Real España), Oscar Boniek García (Houston Dynamo), Luis Garrido (Houston Dynamo), Mario Martínez (Barcelona SC), Andy Najar (Anderlecht), Juan José Rodríguez (Parrilas One)
FORWARDS (3): Alberth Elis (Olimpia), Romell Quioto (Olimpia), Roger Rojas (Ettifaq)
HONDURAS ROSTER NOTES:
- Nine players from Honduras’ 2014 FIFA World Cup team are on this roster: Victor Bernárdez, Marvin Chávez, Edder Delgado, Maynor Figueroa, Oscar Boniek García, Luis Garrido, Emilio Izaguirre, Mario Martínez and Andy Najar.
- Five players compete in MLS: Bernárdez for the San Jose Earthquakes, Chávez at Chivas USA, Jorge Claros for Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo teammates García and Garrido.
- Andy Najar played for D.C. United from 2010-13. He is a product of D.C. United’s Development Academy program and was the second player from its Academy system to sign a first-team contract. The first was USA goalkeeper Bill Hamid.
- Najar was the 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year, voted ahead of U.S. defender Tim Ream.
- Four players compete for Honduran organization Olimpia in Liga Nacional de Honduras: Donis Escober, Javier Portillo, Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto.
- Honduras has played in the past two FIFA World Cups (South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014). It marked the first time Honduras’ history that the team has reached the tournament in consecutive cycles.
- Honduras dropped all three games in Group E and was unable to advance, falling to France, Ecuador and Switzerland.
On the field against Honduras:
July 24, 2013 – Cowboys Stadium – Dallas, Texas – 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Semifinal)
USA 3 Eddie Johnson 11; Landon Donovan 27, 53
HON 1 Nery Medina 52
USA: 1-Nick Rimando; 15-Michael Parkhurst, 25-Matt Besler, 21-Clarence Goodson, 7-DaMarcus Beasley (capt.); 14-Kyle Beckerman (8-Mix Diskerud, 67), 11-Stuart Holden; 20-Alejandro Bedoya, 10-Landon Donovan (19-Chris Wondolowski, 72), 16-Jose Torres (23-Brek Shea, 67); 26-Eddie Johnson
Subs Not Used: 2-Edgar Castillo, 4-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 6-Joe Corona,12-Sean Johnson,13-Tony Beltran, 17-Will Bruin, 22-Bill Hamid, 24-Omar Gonzalez, 27-Alan Gordon
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
HON: 22-Donis Escobar; 3-Brayan Beckeles, 2-Osman Chavez (capt.), 13-Nery Medina, 6-Juan Carlos Garcia; 23-Edder Delgado, 20-Jorge Claros, 16-Alexander Lopez (9-Jerry Palacios, 46); 14-Andy Najar, 21-Roger Rojas (11-Rony Martinez, 69), 7-Diego Reyes (17-Marvin Chavez, 46)
Subs Not Used: 1-Jose Mendoza, 5-Jose Velasquez, 8-Gerson Rodas, 10-Mario Martinez, 12-Orlin Peralta, 15-Mario Berrios, 18-Kevin Hernandez, 19-Wilmer Fuentes, 24-Erick Norales
Head Coach: Luis Fernando Suarez