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Pick 'Em: MLSsoccer.com editors predict #HONvUSA

Each week during the MLS season, the MLSsoccer.com editors shared their picks ahead of league matches. With just under a month left until the season kicks off, however, we've decided to take a crack at Wednesday's World Cup qualifier between the United States and Honduras in San Pedro Sula.

Disagree? Make your voice heard in the poll to the right and in the comment section below!

Editor Score Comments

Greg Lalas
Editor-In-Chief

DRAW

1-1

The goal is simple: Get out with a draw. And man for man, Klinsi's side has more talent. But Boniek, Bengtson, and Espinoza are dangerous enough to cause problems.

Jonah Freedman
Managing Editor

2-1

Call me crazy, jingoist or deluded – you may be right. But I think the US has their defense in order, their possession in check and their passing game locked in. The question is the finishing, of course, but I think the Yanks are about to pull the biggest stunner of the Hex's opening day. Well, unless Jamaica ... nah.
 

Nick Firchau
Senior Editor

DRAW

1-1

The US get on the board first, but can’t make it hold in front of that crowd. They’ll take the point on the road though, and get out of San Pedro Sula post-haste.

Matt Doyle
Armchair Analyst

2-1

This Honduras team has mostly been together for a month already thanks to the Copa Centroamericana. Match sharpness combined with home field advantage is a tough combo to top in CONCACAF.

Simon Borg
Senior Editor

2-0

Los Catrachos have the players to "create soccer" and goal chances that the USMNT does not (Zusi is the closest thing to a playmaker since JFT is likely start on the bench). Also, the Bocanegra-Cameron pairing in central defense will prove to be the weakest link for the US.

Andrew Wiebe
Editor

DRAW

1-1

The US hasn't exactly been explosive under Jurgen Klinsmann, and I expect that trend to continue in what may be the Hex's most challenging venue outside of Azteca. Pragmatism is the name of the game for the Americans in San Pedro Sula, and they'll be more than satisfied with a point after holding off a late surge from Los Catrachos.

Diego
Pinzon
Editor, FutbolMLS.com

2-1

Honduras is coming back from Copa Centroamericana, where they had a little bit more time than the US to play together competitively. It also helped Suarez understand where his squad needed improvement. Even though, the US players have more international experience, they didn’t have enough time to prepare all together for this game.