America males’s football workforce must wait any other 3 years to try to qualify for its first Summer season Olympics since 2008.
The U.S. was once defeated by way of Honduras, 2-1, in Sunday’s Concacaf males’s Olympic qualifying semifinal at Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico.
It’s the second one immediately qualifying event wherein the U.S. was once knocked out of the Olympics by way of Honduras within the semifinals, and it’s going to be the 3rd immediately Olympic males’s football pageant that won’t come with the U.S. The Olympic qualifying failure additionally manner the USMNT has now not performed in a big event for the reason that 2014 International Cup.
Honduras will play in opposition to the winner of Sunday night time’s Canada-Mexico sport within the ultimate of the qualifying event. Mexico and Honduras each reached the 2016 Olympics, with Honduras advancing to the semifinals.
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Juan Carlos Obregon opened the scoring 4 mins into stoppage time within the first part. Honduras’ 2d objective got here early in the second one part when U.S. goalkeeper David Ochoa’s try to transparent the ball ricocheted off Honduras’ Luis Palma and into the objective. 5 mins later, Jackson Yueill hooked up on a strike from outdoor the field to offer america hope for a comeback. Alternatively, that comeback was once to not be as Honduras hung on for the win.
America opened the contest with two immediately wins — 1-Zero over Costa Rica and Four-Zero over the Dominican Republic — however fell 1-Zero to Mexico on Wednesday to complete 2d in Staff A. That arrange the matchup with Honduras, which gained Staff B.
That 2008 U.S. males’s Olympic workforce featured long term USMNT gamers reminiscent of Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Stuart Holden, Charlie Davies, Benny Feilhaber, Jozy Altidore and Brad Guzan. That workforce additionally incorporated a 19-year-old Freddy Adu.
Concacaf qualifiers sign up for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Ivory Coast, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea and Spain within the draw, which will likely be held in Zurich on April 21. The Olympic males’s football event will likely be performed from July 21 to Aug. 7 in Tokyo, Kashima, Miyagi, Saitama, Sapporo and Yokohama.