The United States men’s national soccer team picked up right where the ladies left off, opening their Group A play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Tuesday night against Honduras in Dallas, Texas.
It took all of 25 minutes for the USMNT to get on the board, courtesy of who else but Clint Dempsey.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 8, 2015
The goal was Clint Dempsey’s 42nd in international play, and he followed it up with another in the form of a header off a beautifully worked set piece in the 63rd minute.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 8, 2015
Despite immense pressure from Honduras in the last 15 minutes of the game (with admittedly what appeared a little aid from the ref in stoppage time), the U.S. managed to hang on for a 2-1 victory.
Dempsey now trails only Landon Donovan on the USA’s all-time goal scorers list, and the USMNT sits atop Group A with a three point win. It was No. 8’s 114th international appearance, with both of Dempsey’s goals coming 10 years to the day of his first time finding the net in CONCACAF play.
— nick pants (@nick_pants) July 8, 2015
Cue the U-S-A chants!
via MLS, Fox Sports