Some more USMNT-oriented links before the weekend.
US Soccer has all its pre-match factoids and what not right here. The US is 11-3-3 all-time against Honduras, including a 8-2-2 mark on American soil.
They also have some photos from Thursday’s training session up on Facebook.
As for some interviews with some players: Christopher McCollum talked to Carlos Bocanegrea. Jamie Hill talked to Michael Bradley. And Franco Panizo talked to DaMarcus Beasley.
Panizo also has some more tidbits from this week’s training sessions over on Ives, including some comments from Jurgen Klinsmann about some notable roster omissions. This has sort of been a “hot topic” (the story, not the cheesy store at malls) as of late, especially with Omar Gonzalez recently telling ESPN Insider ($$) that he would at least listen to Mexico if they come calling. Gonzalez holds Mexican and American citizenship.
And from my own research, if the US does not win on Saturday, Jurgen Klinsmann would become the first USMNT coach to go winless in his first four matches since Lothar Osiander in 1986-87. And by chance he goes winless on Saturday, he would need a win over Ecuador to avoid becoming the first USMNT coach to go winless in his first five matches since Gordon Bradley in 1973.
And the US’ one goal is the fewest by the team under a new coach through three games since the US only scored one goal in Walter Chyzowych’s first three games as coach in 1976. The US then scored two goals against Canada in his fourth game.