U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT to face Honduras on Oct. 8 in Miami


The October international fixture dates appear to be filling up on the U.S. men's national team's calendar.

After reports emanated from Ecuador that stated the United States will play the South American team in Connecticut on Oct. 11, news has surfaced that the United States will host Honduras on Oct. 8 at Miami's Sun Life Stadium. Sources have confirmed to SBI the finalization of the friendly, which was first reported by the Washington Post.

The Ecuador and Honduras matches fall within the Oct. 7-11 international fixture window, meaning all players should be available; however the New England Revolution, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders and Philadelphia Union are all scheduled to play MLS matches on the 8th.

The United States and Honduras last squared off after the 2010 January U.S. national team camp, with Los Catrachos taking a 3-1 result at the Home Depot Center. The match will be the first for the United States in Miami since 2004.

What do you think about each of the United States' opponents? Happy that the USMNT will be in Miami?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Edwin in LA

    Some of the new guys like Agudelo, Chandler, Jones, Fabian Johnson, Shea etc need to get used to our Central American and hopefully the few Caribbeans too.

    I’d like to see us play in Honduras and El Salvador and later right before qualifying starts next summer, play in Costa Rica, they just got a new stadium, should be a great pitch and a good way to get them ready for qualifying, of course away games to South America and Europe would be ideal, but this type of match is important in and of its own too!

    We’ll play Jamaica and most probably Haiti as well as Guatemala in the next round. So that fit our opponents for the 2012 part of qualifying


  • Andrew

    Can’t wait. I’m going…but unfortunately I’ll have to bring my wife who is from Honduras. So my guess is we’ll be arguing that day!!!!!


  • Aquaman

    I wasn’t able to go to the Gold Cup game both because it’s a little bit further away and because it was my friend’s birthday. I used to go to UMiami and when I was there I saw at least two games at the old Orange Bowl. It’s been quite a long time since this area of Florida got a game.


  • RB

    I think most people are just hoping to get another game here and there in their region. If you’ve had at least 2 of those in the past 18 mos in a city even halfway across your state, you’re way ahead of most of us.


  • Oranje Mike

    This I understand but I’m speaking in general terms. Overall I don’t like our friendly choices. Minus Netherlands and Argentina it’s always another CONCACF or Sweden. There’s a reason our squad lacks toughness and plays great at times and poor in others…I think the schedule is too light often. Play tougher nations and more importantly away from home. I think we coddle players too much. I think Klinsi could help change that.


  • Josh

    One thing to consider is that Klinsi needs opportunities to coach against the type of soccer we’ll be seeing in qualifiers. Central American soccer is it’s own breed, and no amount of European friendlies are going to give him insight into how to break down teams like El Salvador, Honduras, etc…

    While I totally agree that we need to test ourselves against better teams, there is absolutely value in playing CONCACAF friendlies for the new regime.


  • Dennis

    The European teams are doing European qualifiers. Only a handful of them might be available and those are probably already scheduled. I’m not sure what the Asian teams are doing, the African nations are about to wrap up the qualifying for the Cup of Nations I think 16 teams will be in the January 2012 tournament, it is highly likely only teams from the Americas and Asia have open dates in the immediate future.

    So we can expect to face mostly Concacaf teams for a while longer.


  • Second City

    Kansas City = Yes.
    Portland = No.

    That’s simply due to their pitch size. As far as their fan base goes, they’re second to none and I’d love to see our national team player there too.


  • timmy

    Great! We will be there to support the US team. Let have great turn out in Miami so more games will come here. With the Marlins moving to their own stadium next year, this frees up 81 nights a year. Go US!


  • Travis

    I wish they’d put this in the new FAU stadium. Great 30k seat stadium, lots of local fans, and the football lines might not be painted yet since the Owls don’t play their first game in the stadium until the following week.

    Oh well, Miami is a start. Maybe next year.

    Either way, glad there is USMNT game back in South FL. I’ve seen them down here against Brasil (’03 Gold Cup) & Haiti in the Orange Bowl, and in Lockhart vs Canada. I missed the Argentina game.


  • john

    Yeah, tell that Puyols. He shrugged him off his back and beat Casillas in the Confederations Cup. Oh, and last time I looked the Gold Cup was international level too moron.


  • mistadobolina

    it would be cool to return the favor and play in Turkey, Czech Rep, Spain, Argentina and Brazil some time soon.


  • beachbum

    like it. There’s still Shea and Agudelo, and Edu, Bedoya, Adu possibly as situational subs, too, and more. We have better depth than ever


  • beachbum

    Lichay, if he can recover fully from his crappy knock, is another. There are more worthy different possibilities than ever I’d say


  • Northzax

    The only problem is that those teams have no desire to play us at home. Why would they? The major reason any of the big kids plays the US is cold hard cash, USSF has plenty, and a good matchup can raise millions more. Same reason the big euro and Mexican clubs play friendlies in the US. Why did ManUtd and Barca play a rematch at FedEx? 90,000 seats at an average price of about 150 bucks equals 13.5 million to split before expenses. Why are Honduras and Colombia playing a friendly at RBA? 22k@$85. That’s why. Spain will play the US at foxboro for a couole million. They’re not going to get that at the Bernabeu. We bribe the cool kids to come over and play with our mom’s cookies. No cookies, no cool kids.


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