The United States Under-20 Men’s National Team (USMNT) cruised to a 1-0 win over Hondurans in their opening match of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Bradenton, Florida. The Hondurans played well, but the U.S. was able to battle through the physical play early on, and took a 1-0 advantage into the locker room after the half.
The U.S. men’s national team is back in the 2022 World Cup qualifying round, but the road ahead will be anything but easy. The Americans will have to face Canada at home in the second leg of their two-game playoff on Tuesday, then hit the road to play Honduras at home on Oct. 8 in the first leg of the two-game, home-and-away playoff. Honduras has surprised the U.S. on several occasions in the early stages of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.