April 21, 2000 |
Clive Charles doesn't really know what type of team the United States will face in Hershey, Pa., tonight in its first of three games as it seeks a berth in the Sydney Olympics. The U.S. coach knows the opponent is Honduras, but what sort of mood the Central American players will be in is anyone's guess. Wednesday, they went on strike, refusing to travel to the U.S.
June 12, 1991 |
Honduras' soccer federation has withdrawn its claim that a Santa Ana promoter attempted to bribe one of its players, the general secretary of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean federations (CONCACAF) said Tuesday. "Based on my discussion this morning with the president of the Honduran federation, Roberto Ochoa Cordova, they've indicated that they've looked into the matter and found no basis for the allegation," Chuck Blazer said.
July 6, 1991 |
Honduras' national soccer team came into the CONCACAF Gold Cup as a lightly regarded also-ran. After all, the team lost to Costa Rica in qualifying for this tournament and, compared to the soccer powerhouses in the region, Honduras simply didn't figure. What an error it has been to underestimate Honduras. By virtue of its stunning 2-0 victory over Costa Rica Friday night at the Coliseum, Honduras earned the right to play for the championship Sunday.
June 11, 1991 |
Although Honduran officials continue to support an allegation by one of their players that he was offered money to ensure that his team lose a game, they said Monday that they have not filed an official complaint and will not attend a hearing scheduled for Thursday at headquarters of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean soccer federations (CONCACAF).
March 29, 2001 |
A cement moat surrounds the field at Estadio Olimpico, and flanking the moat is an eight-foot chain-link fence topped by several strands of barbed wire. Beyond that, on game nights, the field is ringed by helmeted Honduran national police officers, each carrying a baton and riot shield.
July 26, 1989 |
The U.S. Soccer Federation learned Tuesday that the national team will play its World Cup qualifying match against El Salvador on Sept. 17 at Tegucigalpa, Honduras. FIFA, the international soccer federation, made the decision when the five teams in the region encompassing North and Central America and the Caribbean could not agree on a location for the game.