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February 5, 2013
ONE TEAM'S STARTING XI
Honduras names its starters vs USA


It wasn’t until Monday that U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced his team’s roster — only two days prior to the Americans’ World Cup qualifier against Honduras in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Honduran coach Luis Fernando Suarez, on the other, has released his Starting XI to the media a day prior to the match at Estadio Olimpico.

The game will be televised on beIN at 3:55 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

The lineup:

Goalkeeper: Noel Valladares.

Defenders: Arnold Peralta, Victor Bernardez, Maynor Figueroa, Juan Carlos García

Midfielders: Oscar Boniek Garcia, Roger Espinoza, Luis Garrido, Mario Martínez

Forwards: Jerry Bengtson, Carlo Costly

The U.S. roster (club, World Cup qualifying appearances, goals/shutouts):

GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa – 5/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton – 22/9 SO), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire – 0/0)

DEFENDERS (9) : Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City – 0/0), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander – 31/5), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City – 5/0), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana – 0/0), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg – 0/0), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders – 0/0), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy – 0/0), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim – 3/0), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg – 3/0)

MIDFIELDERS (8) : Michael Bradley (Roma – 19/5), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo – 0/0), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor – 9/0), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04 – 5/0), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht – 12/0), Jose Torres (Tigres – 9/0), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim – 4/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City – 3/0)

FORWARDS (4 ): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar – 17/6), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur – 26/10), Herculez Gomez (Santos – 6/2), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders – 11/10)

The Honduras roster:

Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia), Jose Mendoza (Marathon).

Defenders: Arnold Peralta (Vida), Bryan Beckeles (Olimpia), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), Osman Chavez (Wisla Krakow, Poland), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan, England), Juan Pablo Montes (Platense), Juan Carlos Garcia (Olimpia), Orlin Peralta (Vida)

Midfielders: Luis Garrido (Red Star, Serbia), Jorge Claros (Hibernian, Scotland), Roger Espinoza (Wigan, England), Alex Lopez (Olimpia), Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Mario Martinez (Seattle Sounders), Aldo Oviedo (Real Espana)

Forwards: Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), Roger Rojas (Olimpia), Carlo Costly (Veria, Greece), Georgie Welcome (Motagua), Christian Altamirano (Marathon)

 
 
 
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