In a rematch of their July 8th first round meeting, the United Sates again defeated Honduras by a scoreline of 2-0 in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-Finals. A Clarence Goodson header from a Stuart Holden corner at the end of the first half put the hosts up 1-0. After readily handling a less than potent Honduran attack in the second period, the U.S. sealed their spot in tournament’s final with a Kenny Cooper tap in from a Stuart Holden pass.
The United States will meet arch-rivals Mexico in the Gold Cup Final on Sunday at 3 PM ET in New York.
Match: United States vs. Honduras
Date: July 23, 2009
Competition: CONCACAF Gold Cup — Semifinal
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA — Clarence Goodson (Stuart Holden) 45+ minute
USA — Kenny Cooper (Stuart Holden) 90
USA: 1-Troy Perkins; 16-Jay Heaps, 4-Chad Marshall, 3-Clarence Goodson, 2-Heath Pearce; 10-Stuart Holden, 8-Logan Pause, 5-Kyle Beckerman, 7-Robbie Rogers (20-Santino Quaranta, 75); 11-Brian Ching (capt.), 22-Davy Arnaud (17-Kenny Cooper, 86)
Subs not used: 13-Colin Clark, 14-Michael Parkhurst,15-Sam Cronin, 18-Luis Robles, 21-Brad Evans
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
HON: 22-Donis Escober; 5-Erick Norales, 11-Mariano Acevedo, 2-Osman Chavez (24-Georgie Welcome, 86), 16-Nery Medina; 14-Carlos Palacios, 15-Walter Martinez (23-Roger Espinoza, 80), 18-Melvin Valladares (8-Allan Lalin, 90), 10-Marvin Chavez; 13-Carlos Costly, 9-Carlos Will Mejia,
Subs not used: 3-David Molina, 4-Johnny Palacios, 12-Ricardo Canales, 17-Miguel Castillo
Head Coach: Reinaldo Rueda