Late Goal Helps Honduras Draw USA in International Friendly

Despite a goal in the 10th minute, USA failed to preserve their lead till the end as Honduras fought back to eke out a 1-1 draw.

Updated: October 15, 2014 09:23 IST
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Maynor Figeroa #3 of Honduras scores a goal during a game against the USA.


Boca Raton: Maynor Figueroa headed home the equalizer in the 86th minute Tuesday to give Honduras a 1-1 draw with the United States in an international football friendly.

The 31-year-old Premier League standout for Hull City leaped between US defender Jermaine Jones and American goalkeeper Nick Rimando and nodded in the tying goal.

Jozy Altidore, a striker for English side Sunderland, had put the Americans ahead with a goal in the 10th minute.

It was second match in five days in which the US squad surrendered a late equalizer, with Enner Valencia scoring in the 88th minute for Ecuador in a 1-1 draw Friday at East Hartford, Connecticut, in the farewell match for US all-time scoring leader Landon Donovan.

Rimando nearly handed the lead away in the 22nd minute with a poor clearance but Honduran striker Andy Najar's chip sailed over the net.

US coach Jurgen Klinsmann's side will return to action at Ireland on November 18.

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