Late goal gives Honduras draw with host USA

AFP| Updated: Oct 15, 2014, 09:12 AM IST
Late goal gives Honduras draw with host USA

Maynor Figueroa headed home the equalizer in the 86th minute Tuesday to give Honduras a 1-1 draw with the United States in an international football friendly.

The 31-year-old Premier League standout for Hull City leaped between US defender Jermaine Jones and American goalkeeper Nick Rimando and nodded in the tying goal.

Jozy Altidore, a striker for English side Sunderland, had put the Americans ahead with a goal in the 10th minute.

It was second match in five days in which the US squad surrendered a late equalizer, with Enner Valencia scoring in the 88th minute for Ecuador in a 1-1 draw Friday at East Hartford, Connecticut, in the farewell match for US all-time scoring leader Landon Donovan.

Rimando nearly handed the lead away in the 22nd minute with a poor clearance but Honduran striker Andy Najar`s chip sailed over the net.

US coach Jurgen Klinsmann`s side will return to action at Ireland on November 18.