The Honduras booked their spot for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament for the fourth time in a row after beating the United States 2-1 in the first semi-final of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Juan Carlos Obregon Jr to my Catrachos leading the scoreboard just before half-time with a determined finish, pushing the ball into the net with his knee. Luis Palma doubled the Honduran lead just after the break. The midfielder jumped up to counter a clearance from his former Real Monarchs club mate, US goalie David Ochoa, and the ball ricocheted straight into the goal.
Jackson Yueill brought the United States back into the game five minutes later with a superb strike into the top corner from over 20 yards, but it wasn’t enough for them. Stars and Stripes, who miss the Olympics for the third time in a row.
Later in the day the Mexico completed the 16-nation men’s tournament contingent for Tokyo 2020 with a 2-0 victory over Canada.
Uriel Antuna scored in the 57th minute taking advantage of a poorly secured pass by the Canadian defense. Eight minutes later, a header from Johan Vasquez definitely ensured the success ofThe Tri, and the third consecutive appearance on the Olympic stage for Mexico, gold medalist in London 2012.