The usa fought back from going down to defeat Honduras 2-1
Donovan connected on a penalty kick in the 43rd minute and set up another score in the 68th with a corner kick that Carlos Bocanegra headed home.
Honduras got off to a dream start when Clint Dempsey was caught in possession in midfield and Wilson Palacios broke, feeding Costly, who unleashed a fierce left-foot drive from over 25 metres that whistled past a helpless Tim Howard.
The central American side were buzzing but the U.S regrouped and managed to find a way back into the game when Beata handled and Donovan converted the spot kick with confidence.
The introduction of Benny Feilhaber at the break injected some needed composure and creativity into the U.S midfield and Bob Bradley’s side enjoyed the better of the second half.
The winner came from a Donovan corner which Dempsey headed back across goal and Bocanegra flew courageously between boots for a superb diving header
”It means a great deal to our team when Landon is active, providing energy,” said U.S. coach Bob Bradley, whose team improved to 3-1-1 in final-round qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. “He was putting defenders on their heels.”
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