Thursday, July 9, 2009

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2009 Group B: USA 2-0 Honduras

US Men's National Team backup players, Santino Quaranta and Brian Ching scored four minutes apart late in the second half to lift the United States to a 2-0 victory over Honduras on Wednesday, putting the two-time defending champion on the verge of the Gold Cup quarterfinals.

Team List
Coach: Bob Bradley
T. Perkins (GK), S. Cherundolo, C. Marshall, M. Parkhurst, H. Pearce, L. Pause (on B. Feilhaber 64'), K. Beckerman, R. Rogers, B. Ching (on K. Cooper 82'), S. Quaranta, F. Adu (on C. Davies 64')

Coach: R. Rueda
D. Escober (GK), E. Norales, M. Acevedo, O. Chavez, N. Medina, C. Palacios, R. Espinoza (on. R. Padilla 72'), M. Valladares, C. Costly (on G. Welcome 79'), W. Martinez, M. Chavez (on A. Lalin 65')

Match Commentary

Minute Description
90' +4
Full time and an outstanding result for the USA, that's six goals in two games and they look good for a quarter final spot.
90' +3
Free kick to Honduras, a two man wall for the USA and a Yellow for Martinez for hand ball in the area.
90' +2
Free kick to Honduras, a two man wall for the USA and a Yellow for Martinez for hand ball in the area.
90' +1
Corner to USA, results in open play. 3 minutes of added time.
90' W. Martínez gets yellow.

Free kick to the USA
89' M. Parkhurst gets yellow.

Yellow for Parkhurst for pulling the shirt of his opponent
Corner kick to Honduras, results in open play. Cooper again has a good effort on goal which goes just wide of Escober's goal.
The stars and stripes are flying high in the crowd, as Cooper has a snap shot in the area.
82' K. Cooper enters the game and replaces B. Ching.

Ching the goalscorer is substituted for Kenny Cooper. Two goals in four minutes and the USA are sailing away with this one, the Hondurans look a broken team.
79' B. Ching has scored a goal for United States! Great assist by S. Cherundolo.
G. Welcome enters the game and replaces C. Costly.

Free kick to USA, the free kick is played square and Cherundolo crosses. Ching meets the cross with a powerful header, 2-0 to the USA.

Overall Match Stats

United States

Shots on goal


Shots wide




Corner Kicks







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