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US men to face Honduras in October; USWNT name roster for Mexico

Aug 29, 2014, 2:21 PM EST

Honduras' Emilio Izaguirre and Graham Zusi of the U.S. jump as they challenge for the ball during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Salt Lake City, Utah Reuters

Be prepared for high kicks, physical play and lots of banter, as the latest installment of the United States and Honduras rivalry is headed for Florida in October.

It’s one of two big announcements coming from US Soccer headquarters on Friday, with USWNT head coach Jill Ellis unveiling her roster for a pair of upcoming Stateside friendlies against Mexico.

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There’s a bevy of familiar faces for the ladies — who will play in Sandy, Utah on Sept. 13 and Rochester, N.Y. on Sept. 18 — including Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone and Megan Rapinoe.

GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

DEFENDERS (10): Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Houston Dash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)

Finally, there are surely more details coming soon, but here’s what we know about the men’s match. The States play Ecuador in Hartford on Oct. 10 for Landon Donovan’s (more or less) tribute match, and will follow it up four days later:

  1. scottmcchillin - Aug 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Wow – so much for San Antonio, huh US Soccer?

    • footballer4ever - Sep 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      Don’t take it personal. USSF stated Florida was too hot and humid to prepare ahead of the World Cup and preferred to prepare in the west coast. Therefore, the offer by England to play agains the US was declined. What did they do next? They played Nigeria in Jacksonville, Florida.

  2. footballer4ever - Sep 7, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    I got my tickets today to go and watch the football game at FAU stadium. I would have preferred SunLife or FIU stadium, but I understand USSF wants to play in venues where a pro-US crowd would be prevalent. Last time the US play Honduras at Sunlife Stadium, in a tropical rain-showered day, it was 50-50 to say the least.

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