Mexico coasts by Honduras, extends lead atop CONCACAF Hex

US players thinking of 3 points in Mexico not border wall

US players thinking of 3 points in Mexico not border wall

A win there along with a Honduras defeat and Mexico will essentially have a top four spot locked up and have one foot in the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Christian Pulisic has the potential to surpass the both of them.

Cubo Torres, enjoying a breakout season in MLS with the Dynamo, was not named to Mexico's World Cup qualifying roster, although he was named to their Gold Cup preliminary roster.

With another comfortable win in hand, Mexico will now shift its attention toward Sunday's clash with the United States at Estadio Azteca. It's not being shown online in Mexico or Honduras, but for viewing options in other countries, you can check the listings at LiveSoccerTV. The team then had a pretty disappointing start to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, suffering back to back defeats to Mexico and Costa Rica, and the two results ultimately saw Jurgen Klinsmann lose his job.

El Tri has outscored opponents 10-0 in the current World Cup cycle and has lost only two qualifiers at Azteca, to Costa Rica in 2001 and Honduras in 2013.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the US national soccer team warms up during a pre-match training session at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Saturday, June 10, 2017. There's a lot at stake for both, of course, but one team is cruising to Russian Federation, while the other is getting over institutional crises and shoddy performances-one Dortmund teenager aside-on the way to what will be a nervy last handful of Hex games.

"For some stupid reason that I still don't understand, on one I had a breakaway and I scored", Roy told The Guardian past year. As he gets a little bit better and a little bit more experience, his ability to be a playmaker or a better passer in the last half of the field will improve.

"He's just ahead of his time", goalkeeper Tim Howard said after Pulisic scored twice in the 2-0 qualifying win over Trinidad & Tobago in Commerce City, Colorado Thursday.

With one eye on the aforementioned qualifier between Mexico and the United States, El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio put his faith in a few non-regulars for Thursday's home match against los Catrachos. "It's exciting, because the other side of the fear factor is success and joy, and so we're going to hopefully have some of that".

Mexico hosts the US at Azteca Sunday night in their second and final meeting of the round.

Clint Dempsey is one goal away from tying Landon Donovan's all-time national team scoring record, but he subbed out Thursday when Arena wanted to get Pulisic closer to the goal.

The 18-year-old's sixth and seventh global goals, which followed a mesmerising display against Honduras in March, have revived a U.S. qualifying campaign which began last year with back-to-back defeats.

Pulisic has seven goals in 15 worldwide appearances.

In the second half, a quick through ball from Hector Herrera allowed Hirving Lozano to escape on a 1 v 1 with the Honduras goalkeeper to double the lead for the hosts. He boldly predicted Thursday that a win at Azteca was possible. "It's going to take a lot, but I think with the guys we have and the confidence we have, there's no reason why we can't do it".

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