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US escapes Honduras with a 1-1 draw

Quioto was left with an open 11-yard shot that beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan to the far post, causing exuberant fans to stomp and shake Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano.

Failing to qualify for the 32-nation field in Russia would be an embarrassing failure for the U.S. Soccer Federation after seven straight World Cup appearances helped lift the sport from obscurity in the U.S.

The Americans reached the quarterfinals in 2002 under Arena, who was brought back as coach last November after a home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 defeat at Costa Rica in the first two games of the hexagonal.

Gonzalez and Matt Besler replaced Geoff Cameron and Tim Ream in central defense, and 35-year-old DaMarcus Beasley, a veteran of four World Cups was at left back in place of Jorge Villafana.

Kellyn Acosta replaced Fabian Johnson in a more defensive midfield alignment, while Morris started up front with Clint Dempsey in place of Wood and Jozy Altidore, who served a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation.

READ MORE (The Detroit News)

  • Wood equalizing goal gets US out of Honduras with 1-1 drawNewsday
  • US salvages precious World Cup qualifying point to offset ugly
  • Wood Helps USMNT Avoid World Cup Qualifying Disaster in Key Draw vs. HondurasSports Illustrated
  • Bobby Wood saves US in crucial World Cup qualifying draw at HondurasYahoo Sports
  • Bobby Wood rescues point and World Cup qualifying hopes for USAThe Guardian
  • USMNT vs. Honduras live blog and highlightsSB Nation
  • US Snatches Tie in Honduras, Saving World Cup CampaignNew York Times
  • USA Earns Disappointing Draw vs. Honduras in World Cup 2018 QualifyingBleacher Report
  • Late Wood goal earns US 1-1 draw with HondurasThe Star Online

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