Jamaica vs. Honduras: Final score 2-2, Honduras secures final automatic qualifying spot

Bob Levey

Honduras just needed to keep from losing by more than two goals, and they did even better than that.

Honduras secured one of CONCACAF's three automatic World Cup qualifying spots, settling for a 2-2 tie against Jamaica on Tuesday. Carlo Costly and Maynor Figueroa each scored goals for Los Catrachos, offsetting an own goal and a penalty from Rodolph Austin.

The match got off to a rather crazy start when Costly scored in the 1st minute. Jerry Bengtson picked up the primary assist, hitting a corner kick back across the goal to Costly, who side-footed in the volley.

But just a minute later, Jamaica -- who had already been eliminated from World Cup contention -- equalized on an own goal. Colorado Rapids rookie Deshorn Brown created the situation, first sending in a cross that caused the ball to bounce around and then hitting a deflection back into the box and off a Honduras defender.

Before halftime, though, Honduras stormed back ahead. Figueroa pounded a free kick from about 25 yards into the wall and it deflected past the goalkeeper and into the net.

At that point, Honduras had essentially sealed its position, essentially needing to allow three unanswered goals to be in any real danger. Still Jamaica fought, finally earning a penalty after a ball deflected off the hand of Luis Miguel Garrido.

This is the second straight World Cup that Honduras has qualified for, the first time they've ever qualified in consecutive tournaments.

Follow @SBNationSoccer on TwitterLike SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

Full coverage of UEFA World Cup qualifying

Bitter and Blue: Looking at strength of schedule in the Premier League

Mexico yet to embrace bicycle kick hero Raul Jimenez

Promotion/Relegation: Caleb Porter is king of the Rose City

Ghana on the verge of qualification after thrashing Egypt

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.