Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Espinoza and Honduras Lose in Extra Time
Honduras put up a strong effort against Mexico down in Houston tonight, but in extra time Mexico proved too much, scoring twice to advance to the finals in LA where they will take on the USA who topped Panama. Espinoza playing in a more advanced roll than he does with Sporting KC, and had some very good plays setting up a few potential scoring chances for the Hondurans. In fact late in the game he almost put Honduras through to the finals himself, ripping a shot from 25 or so yards out that the Mexican keeper had to tip over the bar. In extra time though, the Espinoza we all know and love came out as he picked up two yellows, both with patented Espinoza tackles to see his tournament end early. He'll now return to KC and would seem likely to make his return either in the Open Cup game on Tuesday or the next Saturday vs Portland.