CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers

Hexagonal: Bengtson-Boniek, dupla letal para EU

Jerry Bengtson y Boniek García fueron claves en histórico triunfo de Honduras 2-1 sobre EE.UU
Dupla letal para EU
HON 2-1 EU
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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Los seleccionados hondureños salieron contentos con el triunfo contra Estados Unidos el miércoles en el estadio Olímpico, pero son conscientes que la hexagonal apenas empieza y no pueden confiarse.

WCQ: Jamaica make history while Saborio leads Ticos

Jamaica hold on for a point while Saborío leads Costa Rica
Jamaica earn historic point at Azteca
Hexagonal Results
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Donovan Ricketts with Jamaica

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Costa Rica may have broken Panamanian hearts, but it was Jamaica who made history on the first day of the Hexagonal.

The Reggae Boyz, led by Portland Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, went into Estadio Azteca and came out with a precious point against heavily favored Mexico on Wednesday night, securing a 0-0 draw as the home team was whistled off the pitch by their own fans.

Klinsmann quick to defend Gonzalez, young US backline

Klinsmann defends backline
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US Player Ratings: Back to school after Honduras loss

US flops as Klinsmann flails in dispiriting Hexagonal opener
Back To School
US Player Ratings
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On CONCACAF Hexagonal opening day, US national team report cards reflect a bad performance in Honduras that seemed off from the start.

A green defense was disorganized while Carlos Bocanegra sat on the bench. Jurgen Klinsmann's charges clearly seemed content to let Honduras dictate the tempo and a slew of concentration mistakes followed.

Klinsmann on loss: "Too many mistakes in too many areas"

Klinsmann: "Too many mistakes"
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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – On a warm afternoon near the Caribbean coast, Honduras' pressure eventually proved stifling to a lackluster US national team.

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Armchair Analyst: Pressure's on? Not in San Pedro Sula

Pressure's on? Not in San Pedro Sula as US struggle
US fail the test in Honduras
Analyst on US loss
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The US, if they’re going to qualify for the World Cup, will have to learn from this 2-1 loss. It’s Jurgen Klinsmann’s job to make sure that they do. That’s always going to be the first and most important point here – especially since there are nine games left in the Hexagonal.

Here are three others:

Where’s the midfield pressure?

Crónica: Honduras 2 - 1 Estados Unidos, eliminatorias de Concacaf

Honduras gana los tres puntos; EE.UU. pierde por 1a. vez en su primer partido del hexagonal
Honduras vence a EE.UU.
HON 2 - 1 EE.UU
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Jerry Bengtson celebrates a goal with Honduras

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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - De salida la elección como centrales de Geoff Cameron y Omar González, en la selección de los Estados Unidos, generaba dudas en cuanto a la falta de exposición internacional de ambos jugadores. Sobre todo para un partido como este, en donde el ambiente hostil podría definir las cosas en un segundo.

WCQ Recap: US wilt under pressure, fall 2-1 at Honduras

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For all of four minutes on Thursday, the US national team basked in the San Pedro Sula heat and the best start to the Hexagonal round of CONACAF World Cup qualifying they could imagine.

But in a flash that mirage was gone, and the Americans wilted under steamy conditions in their first step on the road to the World Cup with a 2-1 loss to Honduras.

Alexi Lalas & Jimmy Conrad, USMNT legends, analyze US World Cup qualifying loss to Honduras

Join Alexi Lalas and Jimmy Conrad for postgame analysis
Join Lalas, Conrad after US game
Halftime Hangout
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What happened in San Pedro Sula? It was far more than just a 2-1 US loss to Honduras.

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