The U.S. men's national team's World Cup qualifier next month in Honduras could be moved to a neutral site amid growing turmoil surrounding the current shaky politial climate in Honduras.
The New York Times is reporting that FIFA and CONCACAF will make a decision soon about whether to move the match, scheduled for Oct. 10 in San Pedro Sula. Concerns about the safety of the U.S. national team, and the unstable political situation in Honduras, could force a decision to be made very soon. The match is less than three weeks away.
“We are obviously monitoring the situation closely and are in discussions with the appropriate officials with Concacaf and FIFA, who will determine if the location of the match will be moved outside of Honduras,” U.S. Soccer spokesman Neil Buethe told the New York Times.
Among the possibilities for a change of venue is Guatemala, and even a potential move to a city in the United States.
If the match is moved, it would mark the second time a World Cup qualifier involving the U.S. national team was moved. The United States played Guatemala in El Salvador after a stampede at a Guatemala home qualifier killed 84 fans.
What do you think of this development? Disappointed? Excited at the possibility that this qualifier will be on American soil? Feel bad for the Honduran team for having to endure this? Happy as can be at the thought that the U.S. team may get to avoid playing in San Pedro Sula, where Honduras is undefeated?
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