Jun 4, 2009

Costa Rica defeated USA 3-1 in Soccer

Well, the worst case scenario for Honduras occured last night in San Jose, Costa Rica. We're talking about the World Cup Qualifyng games in Concacaf. The thing is that Costa Rica won the match against USA, and now Costa Rica has 9 points, that is a fact and it's something we have to accept, whether we like it or not.

I watched the game on TV and I must say that Costa Rica was superior to USA in this particular game, everything was decided very early in the game. The first goal was only 2 minutes after the start of the game.

The 2nd goal was at minute 13. With a 2-0 score that early in the game, I knew right there that everything was over.

The final score was 3-1, USA could only score in the last minute. Costa Rica victory was never in jeopardy all over the game. The score could have been more devastating for USA, even 4-0 or 5-0.

Anyway, facts are that Costa Rica won and now they have 9 points. Period.

What's next for Honduras?. Well, Honduras is now to play on Saturday vs USA in Chicago, that´s only 2 days from now. It will be a very tough game as we said in a previous post.

I believe that a draw would be a very good result for Honduras in that game. Let´s remember that USA will be the local team, when they play as locals they are very strong.

Thousands of Honduran fans will be attending live that game in Soldier Field in Chicago. The atmopshere in the stadium will be somehow favorable to Honduras. Hopefully our team will feel as if they were playing as a local team with those many thousands of Honduran fans supporting them, live, right there in the stadium.

Should USA win, they will have 10 points, Costa Rica is 9 as we already know. Honduras would be only 4 points. That wouldn´t be very good for Honduras, USA and Costa Rica would be very above in the standings.

Should we get a draw in that game, USA would be 8 points, Honduras 5 points. That wouldn´t be very bad.

At the end of the day, if we see things from an optimistic point of view, Honduras team needs to do what they need to do on their own, without any dependance on whatever Costa Rica, Mexico or USA could do.

Honduras needs to win it´s own games. The plan in these type of qualifying matches is to get as many draws as possible playing as visitors, and win every game playing as local team.

If Honduras can do that, chances are we will be in the World Cup next year.

We´re looking forward to our next game this saturday, and let´s hope to get at least the draw. If Honduras gets a victory, that would be the glory and a very giant step in the route to the World Cup.

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