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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Honduras Men's National Soccer Team News


September 4, 2015 - Andino, Castillo & Izaguirre score in win over Venezuela
"Honduras snapped a six-game winless streak on Friday with a 3-0 victory over host Venezuela in an international friendly on Friday at the Estadio Cachamay.... Erick Andino struck for the first goal in the 53rd minute, placing a superb right-footed shot from 23-yards out off the outstretched fingertips of goalkeeper Alain Baroja and into the net.  Shortly after entering the field as a substitute, striker Rubilio Castillo made it 2-0 with a header.  With five minutes left in normal time, Emilio Izaguirre converted a penalty kick after Andino was fouled in the box." - CONCACAF

July 10, 2015 - Andy Najar scores dramatic equalizer in draw with Panama
"Andy Najar scored a dramatic equalizer as Honduras rallied for a 1-1 draw with Panama in the first game of a CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A doubleheader at Gillette Stadium on Friday.... Luis Tejada gave the Panamanians a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute with his first Gold Cup goal since scoring against El Salvador on June 19, 2011. The sequence started with a clever short free kick by Gabriel Gomez to Armando Cooper, whose cross from the left side of the 18-yard box deflected off Honduran defender Henry Figueroa. Goalkeeper Donis Escobar desperately swatted at the ball, but it went directly to Tejada’s chest and over the line. Honduras leveled in the 81st minute on a goal by Najar after Salvadoran referee Marlon Mejia ruled Armando Cooper fouled the Anderlecht midfielder in the box. After receiving some advice from Jorge Claros, Najar's penalty attempt was saved by goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, who dived to his right. The ball rebounded off the crossbar and back to Najar for what amounted to a tap-in." - CONCACAF

June 24, 2015 - Gold Cup roster
  • Goalkeepers: Donis Escober (Olimpia); Luis Lopez (Real Espana); Noel Valladares (Olimpia)
  • Defenders: Ever Alvarado (Olimpia); Brayan Beckeles (Boavista/Portugal); Wilmer Crisanto (Motagua); Maynor Figueroa (Unattached); Henry Figueroa (Motagua); Bryan Garcia (Vida); Johnny Leveron (Marathon); Johnny Palacios (Olimpia)
  • Midfielders: Bryan Acosta (Real España); Jorge Claros (Qingdao Jonoon/China); Carlos Discua (Motagua); Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo); Mario Martinez (Real Espana); Alfredo Mejia (Panthrakikos FC/Greece); Andy Najar (Anderlecht/Belgium); Romell Quioto (Olimpia)
  • Forwards: Erick Andino (Victoria); Rubilio Castillo (Motagua); Eddie Hernandez (Motagua); Antony Lozano (Olimpia)
May 31, 2015 - Anthony Lozano boots and gets booted in win over El Salvador
Honduras striker Anthony Lozano scored and was sent off in the first half, as his team triumphed 2-0 over El Salvador in a friendly in Washington. Lozano was at the center of just about everything in the opening 38 minutes Sunday at RFK Stadium, winning a penalty that led to Honduras gaining a 1-0 lead, scoring its second goal and then receiving a red card for appearing to hit an opponent in the face." - Goal

May 22, 2015 - roster named for friendlies
"Honduras head coach Jorge Luis Pinto has named a 24-player roster for three upcoming friendlies, the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras announced Friday. The selection contains a mixture of foreign-based players and those enjoying a standout season in the 2015 Honduran Clausura, which is nearing its conclusion.  It features Anderlecht midfielder Andy Najar, 22, whose two-goal performance in the second leg of the CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying playoff against French Guiana gave the Catrachos to a 3-0 victory and a place in the continental tournament, 4-3 on aggregate. The domestic league’s top three scorers for the 2014/15 season – Antony Lozano (19 goals, Olimpia), Rubilio Castillo (18, Motagua) and Erick Andino (13, Victoria) -- were all extended invitations. Also earning a call-up was 24-year-old forward Eddie Hernandez, the top scorer in the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games with six goals." - CONCACAF

March 29, 2015 - Andy Najar scores brace in win over French Guiana
"Down 3-1 entering Sunday night’s second leg, Honduras was going to have to put together a special performance to rekindle the country’s hopes of appearing in this summer’s Gold Cup. On the back of Andy Najar, a special performance is exactly what Los Catrachos put forth. Honduras topped French Guiana, 3-0, Sunday and 4-3 on aggregate to claim the 12th and final spot in July’s Gold Cup. Najar led the way for Los Carachos, who were topped 2-1 in the opening leg in French Guiana. The former D.C. United midfielder scored a pair of goals in a little over two minutes, the first of which came in the 30th minute via a spectacularly hit volley from outside the box. The Anderlecht forward’s second finish came via a header, as Najar was left wide open on the backpost to notch Honduras’ second goal of the night.Joining Najar on the scoresheet was forward Anthony Lozano, whose tally in the 44th minute proved to be just enough to push Honduras through to this summer’s tournament." - SBI

March 20, 2015 - roster named for Guyana match
  • Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia), Orlin Vallecillo (Honduras Progreso)
  • Defenders: Henry Figueroa (Motagua), Jhonny Leveron (Marathón), Henry Clark (Real Sociedad), Wilmer Crisanto (Motagua), Carlos Palacios (Marathón), Maynor Figueroa (Hull City, Inglaterra), Bryan Beckeles (Boavista, Portugal), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic, Escocia)
  • Midfielders: Arnold Peralta (Olimpia), Bryan Acosta (Real España), Boniek García (Houston Dynamo, EUA), Mario Martínez (Real España), Carlos Discua (Motagua), Andy Najar (Anderlecht, Bélgica), Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas, EUA), Luis Garrido (Houston Dynamo, EUA)
  • Forwards: Rubilio Castillo (Motagua), Eddie Hernández (Correcaminos, México), Jerry Bengtson (Belgrano, Argentina), Anthony Lozano (Olimpia)
February 2, 2015 - roster for upcoming friendlies
"In preparation for an international friendly two days later against visiting Venezuela, Honduras head coach Jorge Luis Pinto opened a camp Monday with 22 members of his 23-player roster. With the exception of Sporting Kansas City’s Jorge Claros, the entire squad gathered at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, the site of Wednesday’s encounter.  The selection includes defender Johnny Leveron and midfielder Arnold Peralta, who signed recently with domestic sides Marathon and Olimpia, respectively, after spells abroad." - CONCACAF

November 5, 2014 - roster updates
"With a place in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup still to be earned, Honduras head coach Hernan Medford called in 22 players Tuesday for friendlies at Japan and China on November 14 and November 18, respectively.... 'We want to consolidate the base for the Gold Cup playoffs,' said Medford, who named a pair of under-20 forwards to the squad in Olimpia’s Alberth Elis and Bryan Rochez of Real España. Medford’s newest selection consists of numerous familiar faces, including veteran defender Maynor Figueroa.  The 31-year-old has 110 caps and is one of 10 invited players from the 2014 FIFA World Cup roster." - CONCACAF

October 14, 2014 - Maynor Figueroa scores in draw with USA
"Maynor Figueroa (Mario Martinez), 86th minute: Izaguirre whipped in a left-footed free kick from the right side, easily eluding the USA’s two-man wall and finding Figueroa in the middle of the box. The Honduras captain fought off Jermaine Jones and redirected with the header past Nick Rimando to earn the equalizer. USA 1, HON 1 (FINAL) " - US Soccer

September 30, 2014 - roster named for friendlies
"Honduras head coach Hernan Medford announced Tuesday his roster for away friendlies against Mexico and the United States on October 9 (Tuxtla Gutierrez) and October 14 (Boca Raton, Florida), respectively. Of the 21 players selected, 10 were part of the squad that finished fifth in the Central American Cup (CCA) earlier this month.  That placement secured the Catrachos a playoff meeting with the team that ultimately finishes fifth in November’s Caribbean Cup for a berth in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The matches will mark the return of key performers Maynor Figueroa (Hull City/England) and Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes/USA).  Neither veteran participated in the CCA, indicating after the World Cup that they would assess their national team futures....A surprise invitation was extended to young Olimpia forward Alberth Elis.  The rising star, who played in four games in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, has netted once in this season’s CONCACAF Champions League and also scored a goal against Panama in Central American qualifying for the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship." - CONCACAF

September 13, 2014 - Antony Lozano scores in win over Nicaragua
"Honduras posted a 1-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday in the 2014 Central American Cup’s (CCA) match for fifth place, keeping alive its hopes of qualifying for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Antony Lozano’s header just before halftime was enough to earn the 2014 FIFA World Cup participant a playoff against the fifth-place finisher from November’s Caribbean Cup finals for the last berth in the Confederation’s biennial showpiece event.... Lozano, though, made amends ten minutes later.  Carlos Will Mejia sent yet another right-sided cross in the direction of Rodriguez.  The midfielder played a delightful short pass in the air for Lozano to head past Lorente for the game’s only goal." - CONCACAF

September 3, 2014 - own goals secure win over Belize
"Honduras benefited from a pair of own-goals to register a 2-0 win over Belize in the first 2014 Central American Cup match for each on Wednesday at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.... The three-time CCA champion finally broke through in the 34th minute.  A right-sided corner kick was swung outwards in the direction of a jumping Erick Norales.  The Honduran defender could not connect, but the ball found the head of Jeromy James, who powered it beyond his own goalkeeper. Only three minutes later, Belize was stung by another inadvertent miscue.  From the right side of the box, Wilfredo Barahona tried to guide a pass towards the far post.  In a sliding attempt to make a block, Elroy Smith pushed the ball past West into his own net." - CONCACAF

September 1, 2014 - Central American Cup roster
  • Goalkeepers: Luis Lopez (Real España, HON); Kevin Hernandéz (Real España, HON); Yul Arzu (Marathón, HON)
  • Defenders: Henry Figueroa (Motagua, HON); Bryan Acosta (Real España, HON); Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua, HON); Wilfredo Barahona (Real España, HON); Wilmer Crisanto (Motagua, HON); Javier Portillo (Olimpia, HON); Romell Quioto (Olimpia, HON); Johnny Leveron (Vancouver Whitecaps FC, CAN); Erick Norales (Indy Eleven, USA)
  • Midfielders: Edder Delgado (Real España, HON); Diego Reyes (Marathón, HON); Juan Rodriguez (Parrillas One, HON); Carlos Discua (Motagua, HON); Mario Martinez (Barcelona SC, ECU)
  • Forwards: Bryan Rochez (Real España, HON); Antony Lozano (Olimpia, HON); Carlos Mejia (Olimpia, HON); Jonathan Ruiz (Cadiz CF, ESP)

June 1, 2014 - Espinoza & Costly score in loss to Israel
"World Cup-bound Honduras suffered a second deflating friendly defeat in four days on Sunday as they were beaten 4-2 by Israel. Honduras' defense struggled all night and Israel made the most of the openings they were offered.... Honduras manager Luis Fernando Suarez made four changes at half-time seeking to turn things around. Roger Espinoza woke Los Catrachos with a 47th minute equalizer.... Second half substitute Carlo Costly trimmed the deficit with a header in the 83rd minute, but the Catrachos were unable to gain any more momentum on their pre-World Cup tour." - FIFA

May 29, 2014 - lose 2-0 to Turkey
"Fielding a lineup that featured four current or former Major League Soccer players – with another three on the bench – Honduras seemed to feed off of the crowd’s energy but failed to find the final ball during a back-and-forth first half. Hull City defender Maynor Figueroa, former Sporting KC standout Roger Espinoza and current New England Revolution striker Jerry Bengtson all had chances during the game's opening stanza but failed to convert." - MLS

May 6, 2014 - World Cup roster named
Goalkeepers: 
  • Donis Escober (Olimpia)
  • Luis Lopez (Real Espana)
  • Noel Valladares (Olimpia)
Defenders: 
  • Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia)
  • Osman Chavez (Qingdao Jonoon. China)
  • Maynor Figueroa (Hull, England)
  • Juan Carlos Garcia (Wigan, England)
  • Emilio Izaguirre (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland)
  • Arnold Peralta (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)
  • Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua)
Midfielders: 
  • Marvin Chavez (Colorado, MLS)
  • Jorge Claros (Motagua)
  • Roger Espinoza (Wigan)
  • Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston, MLS)
  • Luis Garrido (Olimpia)
  • Mario Martinez (Real Espana, Honduras)
  • Wilson Palacios (Stoke, England)
  • Andy Najar (Anderlecht, Belgium)
Forwards: 
  • Jerry Bengtson (New England, MLS)
  • Carlo Costly (Real Espana)
  • Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad. Spain)
  • Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense)

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