US U-17s pummel Honduras in preparation match
The United States national team will travel to Jamaica for the U-17 CONCACAF Championship on a high note after defeating Honduras' youth side 6-0 on Sunday.
Wide midfielder Marc Pelosi netted a hat trick for Wilmer Cabrera's side, which also got goals from Mobi Fehr, Alejandro Guido and Dillon Serna. Central midfielder Nathan Smith had two assists before being replaced in the 58th minute.
Nineteen players saw time as Cabrera used the last match before the team's Feb. 12 departure to evaluate his charges. The head coach will name his roster for the tournament later this week.
The US play Cuba on Feb. 14 before suiting up against Panama four days later. The two top teams in Group B advance to the quarterfinal, and the semifinalists will advance to the U-17 World Cup in Mexico this summer.
USA: 1-Fernando Piña; 3-Kellyn Acosta, 2-Andrew Souders, 6-Mobi Fehr (12-Zach Carroll, 66), 4-Nathan Smith (19-Michael King, 58); 8-Esteban Rodriguez (16-Jordan Allen, 58), 5-Matt Dunn (14-Tarik Salkicic, 45), 10-Alejandro Guido (20-Dillon Serna, 33), 11-Marc Pelosi (13-Daniel Flores, 66); 7-Alfred Koroma (17-Mario Rodriguez, 46), 9-Jack McBean (15-Andrew Oliver, 46);
Subs Not Used: 18-Kendall McIntosh
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera
HON: 12-Roberto Lopez; 13-Danery Barralaga, 19-Joshua Nieto, 5-Jeffry Flores, 6-Eder Velasquez; 7-Kelvin Nunez (15-Carlos Leonel Benedith, 31, 18-Carlos Andrade, 50), 16-Arnaldo Alvarado (17-Ramon Amador, 31), 20-Jose Escalante (14-Tony Cerrato, 52), 8-Manuel Mejia; 4-Brayan Roches (11-David Carranza, 50), 10-Oscar Roque;
Subs Not Used: 1-Allan Torres Arias, 2-Tulio Cruz, 3-Cesar Yearwood, 9-Julio Moncada
USA - Mobi Fehr (Alejandro Guido), 20th minute
USA - Marc Pelosi, 23
USA - Marc Pelosi (Nathan Smith), 24
USA - Alejandro Guido (Nathan Smith), 32
USA - Dillon Serna, 46
USA - Marc Pelosi (Jordan Allen), 64
HON - Jeffry Flores (caution), 16th minute
HON - Arnaldo Alvarado (caution), 19
HON - Manuel Mejia (caution), 26
HON - Oscar Roque (sent off), 28
HON - Carlos Leonel Benedith (caution), 47
USA - Tarik Salkicic (caution), 60
Noah Davis covers the United States national team for MLSsoccer.com. Follow him on Twitter at @noahedavis.