Costa Rica, Ecuador Announcers Issue Open Challenge To Colombia

We noted yesterday how awesome Colombian broadcast goal calls are, but Costa Rica and Ecuador are offering just as stiff a challenge. Here's every goal scored yesterday, as heard back in that country. (Costa Rica is above, from national radio. It includes singing.) » 6/21/14 10:11am 6/21/14 10:11am

France Score Thanks To First Important Use Of Goal-Line Technology

France made quick work of Honduras today, mostly thanks to a first half foul in the box that resulted in a French penalty and a second yellow for Honduras's Wilson Palacios. The game was put out of reach in the 48th minute when Karim Benzema's shot caromed off the post, deflected off the goalkeeper's arm, and rolled… » 6/15/14 5:36pm 6/15/14 5:36pm

Honduras Don't Stand A Chance, But They Won't Play Like It

Calling Honduras a minnow isn't fair. Sure, Honduras are likely to ultimately be outclassed and eliminated in the group stage. But the two Group E teams that advance after playing the Central American side won't be leaving the experience behind them in the knockout stages. They'll have been pushed to the edge and… » 6/06/14 5:59pm 6/06/14 5:59pm

Here's Clint Dempsey's World Cup Qualifier Goal, And Honduras's Bicycle…

After spending most of the first half pulling their usual "lay back, bomb it deep" style, the US broke through in the 36th minute. Jermaine Jones placed an overhead pass directly on the foot of Clint Dempsey, as the Honduras defender got turned around. » 2/06/13 5:00pm 2/06/13 5:00pm

World Cup Open Thread: Chile-Spain; Switzerland-Honduras

This group is still up in the air between Chile, Spain and zee Swiss. Honduras will be trying to not get hurt out there. Comment while you aren't wiping away the saliva. » 6/25/10 2:30pm 6/25/10 2:30pm

World Cup Open Thread: Spain-Honduras

Spain flopped in its opener to Switzerfuckingland, and Honduras — where soccer is in such a sorry state that Jonathan Bornstein is a national hero — is coming off a 1-0 loss to Chile. Discuss in the comments. » 6/21/10 2:30pm 6/21/10 2:30pm

World Cup Open Thread: Honduras-Chile

Day 6 kicks things off with two of the favorite countries of coup d'etat enthusiasts. Honduras's nickname, Los Catrachos, is based on a mispronunciation of the last name of a general who was the basis of a bizarre Ed Harris movie. » 6/16/10 7:30am 6/16/10 7:30am