Rosters for some national teams are starting to come out ahead of the international break at the beginning of September. Today, Honduras' governing body, FENAFUTH tweeted out the roster that head coach Jorge Luis Pinto has selected for their games on September 2nd and 6th against Canada and Mexico. Named to the roster is Kansas City midfielder, Roger Espinoza. After missing out on the Olympics, Espinoza will return to the national team fold and look to help Honduras advance to next year's Hex.
Currently Honduras sits in a tie for second place with Canada on four points. Honduras is ahead of Canada due to a better goal difference (-1 to -4). Honduras will host the first game against Canada on September 2nd before traveling to Mexico. The Canada game will be very big for Honduras, who will want to pull off a multi-goal win to pad their goal difference (the second tie breaker) because on the final match day Honduras travels to Mexico City to play group leaders, Mexico while Canada will host last place El Salvador.
In Kansas City terms, Sporting KC does not play a single game in the stretch, their last game before the international break is August 27th at Philadelphia, the end of the club's long stretch of games. Their first game back comes three days after the game on the 6th when Sporting hosts the Houston Dynamo on September 9th.