USMNT v. Honduras, Game Thread

Submitted by Needs on February 6th, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Game starting at 4, from Honduras, where it's 90. 

Biggest surprise is the US starting Omar Gonzalez and Geoff Cameron in central defense, inexperienced defender in a Central American qualifier may lead to some interesting calls.

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Needs

February 6th, 2013 at 4:08 PM ^

Other key news is that the US started Timmy Chandler, meaning he's captied to the US, and Jozy Altidore, meaning he's out of Klinnsman's doghouse.

swan flu

February 6th, 2013 at 4:36 PM ^

Significantly better commentary than espn, camerawork is fine, it's a much better option than streaming on firstrowsports. The package also comes with fox soccer plus (Everton is never on Fox Soccer) and Bein also has La Liga so for me it's worth it. If you're a fan of one of the top EPL teams It may not be worth it for the 5 US games they will have.

swan flu

February 6th, 2013 at 4:21 PM ^

For those who can't watch, here's what's happening: Honduras holds possession, puts a few passes together, takes an awful shot or gets cught offsides. Tim Howard kicks it long, Honduras gains possession, repeat.

alum96

February 6th, 2013 at 4:24 PM ^

What channel is it on? ESPN 2 has Germany-France

edit - nevermind I see some answers above.  Quite sad we cannot watch our own qualifier in our own country on a basic cable channel. Sigh.

swan flu

February 6th, 2013 at 4:32 PM ^

Dempsey, Altidore, and Bradley have played together for years now. Regardless, lack of familiarity has nothing to do with poor first touches. It has more to do with the field, but these are professional soccer players. You'd like to think they could cope with field conditions. All that said, the Honduras defense looks pretty bad, I think we score at least one today.

swan flu

February 6th, 2013 at 4:58 PM ^

He's mostly a center back, and has played left in the past, but honestly I'm of the opinion that unless you are using the RB as a wing-back, you can interchange center backs easily. And in these conditions, no one is going to be stealing up any sidelines, so may as well put the best defenders in the back line.