A crucial tie is set to take place for the USMNT this evening when Gregg Berhalter's men lock horns against Honduras in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The Stars and Stripes are close to claiming a spot among those that can qualify to the quadrennial competition set to take place this winter, and they will try to get closer to the nod with a win tonight.
In order to get the ticket to the World Cup, the USMNT will have to make the most out of their game against Honduras, the only team in the Octagonal without any chances of making it to Qatar. Los Catrachos were eliminated from the race last Sunday, when a loss against El Salvador ended all their World Cup hopes. Now, the only thing left to do for Hernán Darío Gómez's men is trying to get their first win in these Qualifiers, something they have not been able to do after ten games.
The USMNT will get to this game after dropping the ball against Canada last Sunday. That two-nil defeat against the Canucks added drama to the team's run in the competition and opened the way for Mexico to level them on points, although the Americans still have a better goal difference. Their previous match during the international break ended with a win against El Salvador, so one more victory here could get Berhalter's men closer to the coveted spot in Qatar.
As for the Central American side, things have not improved under the coach that led Panama to their first-ever World Cup back in 2018. The team is yet to win a game in the Qualifiers, and their only points have come via three goalless draws in the early stages of the tournament. Now, with very little to fight for, coach Gómez will try to prepare his squad for the 2026 Qualifiers and other regional tournaments, which will be crucial for them to make it to the next World Cup, which is set to be played in North America.
Let's have a look at some of the key aspects of this game before its kickoff.
USA vs Honduras - Who's in and who's out?
USA - Injured: Tyler Adams, Chris Richards, John Brooks, Giovanni Reyna.
Honduras - Injured: Michaell Chirinos. Ineligible: Carlos Fernández.
USA vs Honduras - Head-to-head stats
The previous match of the qualifiers between these teams ended in a 4-1 win for the USMNT back in September.
Honduras have never been able to beat the Yanks at home in a World Cup Qualifying match (three losses, one draw).
The USMNT will get to this match on a six-game streak without a loss against Honduras across all competitions.
Honduras' last win against the USMNT came on February 6, 2013. That game ended in a 2-1 victory for Los Catrachos.
Broadcast info - USA vs Honduras
In the U.S.: FOX Sports App, TUDN App, Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 1, TUDN USA, Univision, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, TUDN Radio.
In Honduras: Star+, ESPN2 Norte.
In Costa Rica: ESPN2 Norte, Star+.
In Panama: ESPN2 Norte, Star+.
In Brazil: NOW NET e Claro, ESPN4, Star+.
In Croatia: Sportklub 2 Croatia.
Match details, result and original broadcast info
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