Wigan Athletic supporters have more than a passing interest in the CONCACAF Gold Cup that is currently taking place in the USA, with Latics players Hendry Thomas and Maynor Figueroa representing Honduras there is a little piece of Central America in every Latics fans heart.
Los Catrachos are 2nd in group B after an opening game 0-0 draw against Guatemala followed by a 7-1 thrashing of Grenada, they now face group leaders Jamaica on Monday knowing a draw will be enough to qualify for round two and the knock-out stages of the competition.
The pasting of Grenada put a smile back on Honduras faces after they struggled in the opening game, and although they fell a goal behind Thomas and co bounced back to trounce ‘The Spice Boys`, Carlo Costly bagged a hat-trick, Jerry Bengston grabbed two, Walter Martinez and Alfredo Mejia added the others.
If Honduras can beat Jamaica on Monday there would be a great chance that they would face underdogs Panama in the next round, Panama surprisingly lead Group C ahead of the USA and Canada following a great victory over the Yanks yesterday.
The current group standings with just one game remaining are:
Mexico – 6
Costa Rica – 4
El Salvador – 1
Cuba – 0
Jamaica – 6
Honduras – 4
Guatemala – 1
Grenada – 0
Panama – 6
USA – 3
Canada – 3
Guadeloupe – 0
The ¼ final schedule:
Group A runner-up v Group B runner-up
Group A winner v Group B/C third-place
Group B winner v Group C runner-up
Group C winner v Group A/B third place
Carlo Costly and Jerry Bengston are in 7th heaven
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