US soccer players Antonee Robinson and Ricardo Pepi scored their first international goals, post halftime player change, Brenden Aaronson and Sebastian Lletget scored goals late into the game. The visiting United States kept its World Cup qualifying campaign alive with a 4-1 win over Honduras on Wednesday night, in San Pedro Sula. The win was the American’s first victory in qualifying play, following two ties.
How The Game Fared, The US v Honduras
US team Captain Christian Pulisic went off-field at the 60th minute and joined the long American injured list.
Honduras Player Brayan Maya scored in the 27th minute of a one-sided first half as the Catrachos subjugated before a horn-blowing full house at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano.
Robinson scored in the 48th minute, setting the ball rolling for the US men’s team. Pepi, starting in his international debut, scored in the 75th minute.
Lletget scored his eighth international goal in the third minute of extra time as Catrachos fans resorted to boos and whistles.
Criticized for waiting too long to put substitutes on the field on Sunday against Canada, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter substituted John Brooks, George Bello, and Josh Sargent with Robinson, Lletget, and Aaronson to start the second half.
Mexico currently leads the North and Central American and Caribbean with seven points, followed by Panama, Canada, and the U.S. with five each. Honduras and El Salvador have two each, and Jamaica has no points.