Honduras vs. United States: 6 Things We Learned

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Honduras vs. United States: 6 Things We Learned
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United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann will have a lot on his mind following Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Honduras.

There was a lovely Jermaine Jones chip to Clint Dempsey for the opening goal of the match and a spectacular bicycle kick by Juan Carlos Garcia to level the scoreline shortly before the break. Tim Howard had kept the guests competitive through the early going in San Pedro Sula, but in the end it was a mistake by the American goalkeeper that cost his side a point in a 2-1 loss to Honduras Wednesday.

These are the noteworthy items from was a compelling match between the Honduras and United States men's soccer teams to open the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Wednesday, but they only scratch the surface of what the coaches, players, reporters and fans will take away from the Honduras victory.

The following slides reveal six things we learned from the contest—six talking points that will likely be revisited before the final standings in the Hexagonal are decided in October.

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