Sun Life Stadium

Referee: Courtney Campbell

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United States

  • Clint Dempsey 36'

1 - 0


Dempsey nets winner

Clint Dempsey scored the only goal as the United States edged past Honduras in

Miami to give Jurgen Klinsmann his first win as national team coach.

The Fulham forward struck in the 36th minute at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami

Gardens while goalkeeper Tim Howard made some key saves as the visitors played a

full part.

Honduras almost went ahead when Jerry Bengston got ahead of the defence and

broke into the box, firing a shot Howard saved at point-blank range and the

Everton keeper then kept out Carlo Costly's effort.

The hosts took the lead when Steve Cherundolo slipped a short pass to Brek Shea

who in turn sent a firm, low cross into the area which was dummied by Jozy

Altidore and deflected off the heel of Michael Orozco Fiscal as it went through

his legs.

The ball reached Dempsey who dragged the ball back to his left foot and bent a

curling left-footed shot from 15 yards which went into the left-hand corner of

the goal past keeper Donis Escobar.

Honduras continued to attack, Boniek Garcia, Roger Espinoza and Bengston all

producing efforts on goal.

Dempsey did have the ball in the net again six minutes from time but his header

was disallowed for a foul on Maynor Figueroa.

The victory was the first for Klinsmann in four games since he replaced Bob

Bradley in July.

Scoring Summary

  • United States
  • Honduras

Match Stats

  • United States
  • Honduras
14(5) Shots (on goal) 17(5)
20 Fouls 17
5 Corner kicks 4
0 Offsides 5
58% Time of Possession 42%
5 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 4


  • United States
  • Honduras
Yellow Cards