FOXBORO, Massachusetts, June 2 (Reuters) - Brian McBride struck twice to lead the United States to a 4-0 rout of Honduras in a friendly international on Wednesday.
McBride, who plays for Fulham,
opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when he headed in a cross
from Steve Cherundolo.
The striker netted again 15 minutes later, sending a wicked
left-foot shot past goalkeeper Hector Medina.
Honduras went down to 10 men in the 39th minute when Amado
Guevara was sent off for swinging at DaMarcus Beasley with his
Eddie Lewis made it 3-0 in the 77th minute after a scramble
following a Claudio Reyna corner, and Tony Sanneh headed the
fourth with nine minutes left.
It was the 100th international appearance for midfielder
Reyna, 34, who plays for English premier league Manchester City.
'I think any time you get 100 caps it's a marvellous feat,'
U.S. coach Bruce Arena told reporters.
'...That's a great accomplishment, especially for a player
who has played overseas his entire career.'
Reyna began his professional career in Germany with Bayer
Leverkusen and Wolfsburg before going on to play in Scotland for
Rangers and in England for Sunderland.
Wednesday's match served as a World Cup warm-up for both
The U.S. will begin their bid to qualify for the 2006 World
Cup when they take on Grenada on June 13, the same day as
Honduras meet Netherlands Antilles.