Americans crush Hondurans
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 38,534 crowd did not go home disappointed as two goals each by Clint Mathis and highly-touted youngster Landon Donovan highlighted an overwhelming performance by the World Cup-bound Americans.
Tottenham goalkeeper Kasey Keller earned himself a clean sheet for his country, while in the absence of Blackburn's Brad Friedel, who was in action on Saturday for Rovers at Bolton.
The result comes as the Americans play the first of two warm-up friendlies, with a match against fellow finalists Ecuador in Birmingham, Alabama, set for this Sunday.
U.S. manager Bruce Arena was pleased with his side's performance, saying: "I thought it was a good effort. We had a good afternoon.
"We're playing well, and when we get everybody healthy and on the field at the same time and together for an extended period of time, we can be a dangerous team."
Mathis (pictured) was especially delighted with his display, as the New York/New Jersey Metrostars striker looks to recover from long-term injury.
He said: "I'm coming out of rehab and getting more in shape. This game was good for my confidence.
"If you had to ask me for a percentage, I'm only at 90 percent. I just need to keep playing some games."
Donovan, a Major League Soccer Cup winner with San Jose Earthquakes in 2001, continued to show the form that has him linked with possible stardom in Korea and Japan this summer.
Arena will have to do without Keller for the Ecuador friendly, after Spurs chief Glenn Hoddle recalled him back to London for Sunday's FA Cup clash against Chelsea at White Hart Lane.