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USA vs Honduras takes place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013 semifinals on Wednesday night in the first of today's "last-four" match ups. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The United States will be big favorites to make it through to the final tonight, having demolished El Salvador in their quarterfinal. In that match the United States put five goals past their opposition to extend their win streak to nine straight games, which is a national record.
However, they will face a much bigger challenge tonight in Honduras, who will not roll over so easily. Honduras came through their group comfortably in first place, then managed to defeat Costa Rica in the quarterfinals – a team who came second to the USA in the group stages.
However, Honduras were forced to show their resolve in that quarterfinals match, and were only able to win by a solitary goal from Andy Najar.
The USA have made their way through to the semifinals with a 16-3 aggregate score through their first four games of the tournament, beating Belize, Cuba, Costa Rica and El Salvador. Some critics have pointed to that as the reason they have been able to come through so easily, and that may mean they are unprepared for the trickier tests against Honduras and perhaps Mexico in the final.
However, manager Jurgen Klinsmann will be sure to prepare his team well for tonight's match and he will know that his team is expected to make the final, and anything less would be a major disappointment for the United States fans.
USA vs Honduras in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013 semifinals on Wednesday night kicks off at 7 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.
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