US players thinking of 3 points in Mexico, not border wall

Hector Moreno Mexico Alberth Elis Jhonny Palacios Honduras

Hector Moreno Mexico Alberth Elis Jhonny Palacios Honduras

Needing a spark after a poor first-half display by the Stars and Stripes, Christian Pulisic stepped up to lead US to three vital points in Colorado.

From the start, Mexico had their foot on the pedal as Jonathan Dos Santos and Hector Herrera dominated the midfield and didn't allow Honduras to create anything from the middle of the park. Mexico in the native walls lost to Honduras only once, and also played twice in a draw. It's not being shown online in Mexico or Honduras, but for viewing options in other countries, you can check the listings at LiveSoccerTV.

Christian Pulisic No.10 of the U.S. National Team advances the ball against Trinidad & Tabago in the first half during the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup Qualifier at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Friday in Commerce City, Colorado.

If they do, it will be their first World Cup qualifying win at Estadio Azteca. The team's biggest test in Arena's second stint comes Sunday at Mexico.

Meanwhile, in San Jose, Costa Rica could not make the most of their intimidating confines at the Estadio Nacional, as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Panama.

"I'm ashamed that there's perhaps some discord on the political side, but believe me, I think most American appreciate the Mexicans that have come to America to make a better future for themselves and their families, and the way they've contributed".

"Tonight's game is basically the first time this group has played together in a qualifying game, so we're just getting a feel for each other", Arena said. The chances of getting a ticket to the final of the World Cup from the national team of Honduras are few.

And Christian Pulisic, the 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder, proved once again he's the real deal with a pair of goals in a 10-minute span.

Mexico rested Javier Hernandez, Hector Moreno, Andres Guardado, Miguel Layun and Rafael Marquez ahead of Sunday's home qualifier against the United States.

Howard, who past year left Everton for the Colorado Rapids, won his 79th cap against Mexico and has gone on to play another 35 worldwide games, leapfrogging fellow US legends Brad Friedel, Tony Meola and Kasey Keller to become the most-capped netminder in USA history.

One side story to watch is for the United States is Clint Dempsey, who entered Thursday night's match one goal shy of Landon Donovan's national team goal-scoring record. Pulisic has been a part of 12 goals (seven goals, five assists) in 15 global appearances. A 4-0 loss four days later at Costa Rica left the Americans last in the standings and caused USSF President Sunil Gulati and his board to fire Jurgen Klinsmann and bring back Arena, the US coach from 1998-2006. The home side then sealed all three points in three second-half minutes, starting with substitute Hirving Lozano's strike shortly after the hour mark before Raul Jimenez put the game beyond Honduras with a third goal. The Americans have only won one game at Azteca Stadium, a 1-0 victory in a 2012 friendly, but Pulisic is confident. "However, my job is to do what I think is right for the team, position us to win a game".

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