The U.S. nationwide group left it late, however they’re heading to the ultimate of the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League. An 89th-minute Jordan Siebatcheu header gave the USMNT a 1-0 win over Honduras in a semifinal when the match appeared destined for a penalty-kick shootout in Denver. The USA will face Mexico or Costa Rica within the remaining on Sunday.
With the seconds ticking down, U.S. heart again John Brooks lofted a ball into the field and Weston McKennie headed it down towards the middle of the field, the place Siebatcheu utilized the diving header.
Both sides had their share of goal-scoring possibilities throughout the match, however Honduras seemed nearer to scoring because the minutes wore on. U.S. ahead Josh Sargent cleared a ball off his personal purpose line and Honduras missed connecting on one other likelihood proper in entrance of purpose. The finest alternatives for the U.S. got here from flashes by Gio Reyna and Christian Pulisic across the field.
Honduras made certain the match was performed at their tempo, delaying the sport on restarts and accidents within the second half. And it grew to become evident they had been hoping to tug the match right into a shootout. But their plan was foiled by Siebatcheu, who got here off the bench to make the distinction.
USA vs. Honduras remaining rating
USA: Jordan Siebatcheu (McKennie, Brooks), 89th minute.
USA vs. Honduras updates and highlights
Final: USA 1, Honduras 0
ninety fifth min.: The U.S. have performed it. It wasn’t simple, however the Americans discovered the breakthrough they wanted. Honduras will possible remorse taking part in for penalty kicks towards the top. The U.S. made them pay.
91st min.: What an opportunity for Honduras’ Alberth Elis. He beats Brooks and his cross ricochets out of hazard.
ninetieth min.: Five minutes of stoppage time.
89th min.: With one minute left in regulation Jordan Siebatcheu scores! His first U.S. purpose goes to get the Americans into the ultimate. His diving header on the high of the six-yard field beats the ‘keeper.
81st min.: The USA are simply minutes away from heading to a penalty-kick shootout in opposition to Honduras. No additional time for the semis. Meanwhile, Kellyn Acosta is available in for Jackson Yueill.
79th min.: SUBS – Three for the USA. Siebatcheu, Cannon and Aaronson are in for Sargent, Robinson and Reyna respectively.
74th min.: Maybe the Honduras participant, Rivas, wasn’t kidding about needing the stretcher. He’s been subbed out (Benavidez is available in) and Boniek Garcia additionally is available in as a sub for heart again Pereira. Honduras are out of subs.
72nd min.: The stretcher comes out once more. Another Honduras damage and extra boos from the gang. The gamesmanship by the Hondurans is obvious for everybody to see. They’ve taken the air out of the sport.
66th min.: Honduras with one other harmful likelihood, however this one is whistled lifeless for offside. This match is for the taking by both aspect.
sixty fourth min.: SUBS – And right here they’re. Edwin Rodriguez and Bryan Acosta in for Jonathan Rubio and Alex Lopez. And one minute later Ever Alvarado replaces Diego Rodriguez at left again.
62nd min.: After an extended pause within the sport for an additional Honduras damage, the match lastly resumes. Subs coming for Honduras. They’re forcing this sport to be performed at a tempo they like.
59th min.: Sargent with a lovely spin transfer and shot, however he is referred to as for the foul. Great play within the field.
51st min.: What an opportunity for Honduras ahead Lozano. He could not imagine he beat the offside entice and Zack Steffen comes off his line to cease him. USA come away unscathed.
fiftieth min.: Committed problem from Honduras heart again Maynor Figueroa who shuts down Pulisic within the field.
Halftime: USA 0, Honduras 0
Halftime: Honduras arguably had the 2 finest probabilities of the primary half, however they could not convert. They’ve stored the sport scoreless at halftime, which they’d’ve signed up for earlier than the match. Honduras have damage the U.S. protection in transition, particularly by Alberth Elis, and a number of other fouls by U.S. defenders are taking part in proper into the fingers of the Catrachos. The finest moments from the USA got here from Gio Reyna and a few spurts from Christian Pulisic.
forty fifth min.: We spoke too quickly. Elis with an ideal transfer down the fitting for Honduras and his cross practically finds Antony Lozano, who could not get a foot on the ball in entrance of web. It was an ideal likelihood for Honduras.
forty fourth min.: Both sides not as sharp to finish this half. No actual alternatives on both finish. The two groups look content material to enter the half and regroup.
thirty eighth min.: Lletget practically picks out McKennie for a header within the field, however Honduras GK Luis Lopez punches away.
thirty third min.: Another foul by John Brooks close to midfield and Honduras can kill time and work their means into the U.S. half.
thirtieth min.: Two U.S. possibilities inside a minute! A Sargent header on the attacking finish is saved by Honduras GK Luis Lopez. Then Lopez stuffs Pulisic from shut vary.
twenty seventh min.: Honduras comes shut! On a set piece, Zack Steffen whiffs on the ball coming off his line and a Honduras header was cleared off the purpose line by U.S. ahead Josh Sargent! With the again of his head!
twenty fourth min.: Bit of a lull within the motion. John Brooks slams into Alberth Elis from behind and the ex-Houston Dynamo ahead stays down and wishes therapy. He will get booed by the locals as he will get up off the bottom.
seventeenth min.: US ‘keeper Zack Steffen clears the ball from his field simply within the nick of time with Honduras ahead Alberth Elis closing in.
thirteenth min.: Another set piece. McKennie will get his head to a Sebastian Lletget nook, however he cannot hit the goal.
tenth min.: Wow! Incredible slalom transfer by Gio Reyna by the Honduran protection however his diagonal shot is simply large. That play deserved a purpose.
eighth min.: Pretty even begin to the match. Honduras proper again Kevin Alvarez will get a header off a nook that finishes excessive and large.
seventh min.: Gio Reyna wins the ball again on the fitting aspect of the field and fires large. Decisive play from Reyna.
fifth min.: Honduras responds. Good spell within the USA’s half for Los Catrachos.
third min.: USA are on the entrance foot to begin the match.
7:30 p.m. ET: As we get set for kickoff, a glimpse on the scene in Denver:
7:20 p.m. ET: Meet the star of the Paramount+ pregame present, Clint Dempsey:
6:25 p.m. ET: No surprises within the U.S. lineup. It’s McKenzie-Brooks paired up in central protection and a midfield trio of Yueill-McKennie-Lletget. Sargent again up high.
USA vs. Honduras beginning lineups
The beginning lineups are out. Christian Pulisic begins for the USA. Zack Steffen is captain:
Starting lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 1 Zack Steffen-GK (captain) — 5 Antonee Robinson, 6 John Brooks, 15 Mark McKenzie, 2 Sergino Dest — 17 Sebastian Lletget, 14 Jackson Yueill, 8 Weston McKennie — 10 Christian Pulisic, 9 Josh Sargent, 7 Gio Reyna.
Available subs: 12 Ethan Horvath-GK, 19 David Ochoa-GK, 3 Matt Miazga, 4 Tyler Adams, 11 Brenden Aaronson, 13 Tim Ream, 16 Jordan Siebatcheu, 18 Yunus Musah, 20 Reggie Cannon, 21 Tim Weah, 22 DeAndre Yedlin, 23 Kellyn Acosta.
Starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to proper): Luis Lopez-GK — 23 Diego Rodriguez, 3 Maynor Figueroa (captain), 4 Marcelo Pereira, 2 Kevin Alvarez — 10 Alex Lopez, 20 Deybi Flores — 11 Rigoberto Rivas, 17 Jonathan Rubio, 7 Alberth Elis — 9 Antony Lozano.
Available subs: 1 Edrick Menjivar-GK, 18 Alex Barrios-GK, 5 Ever Alvarado, 6 Bryan Acosta, 8 Edwin Rodriguez, 12 Jorge Benguche, 13 Kevin Arriaga, 14 Boniek Garcia, 15 Elvin Casildo, 16 Johnny Leveron, 19 Walter Martinez, 21 Jhow Benavidez.
How to observe USA vs. Honduras in USA
- TV channel: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN Deportes
- Live stream: Paramount+, fuboTV (7-day free trial)
CBS Sports Network will carry the USA vs. Honduras match and it will likely be streamed on Paramount+ and fuboTV (7-day free trial) . The match can be obtainable with Spanish-language commentary on Univision and TUDN.