The time is now! The moment the United States under-23 National Team has been working towards for the last four years. They take on Honduras in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament semifinals. If they are victorious they clinch a spot in the 2016 Olympics. If they fail, it gets extremely difficult.
If the U.S. don't win today they advance to the third place game against the loser of the other semifinal. The winner of that game would go on to play Colombia in a playoff for a ticket to Rio 2016. So, let's just win today so we don't have to worry about all of that...
Andi Herzog's side have been perfect through the three group games scoring 13 goals and only conceding two. Honduras will likely be the toughest competition the Americans have faced thus far.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="sk" dir="ltr">U.S. U23 XI (442): Horvath—Serna, Miazga, Carter-Vickers, Okwuonu—Trapp, Polster, Gil, Hyndman—Morris, Kiesewetter</p>— Liviu Bird (@liviubird) <a href="https://twitter.com/liviubird/status/652906639943593984">October 10, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Ethan Horvath is preferred to Zack Steffen in goal. Gedion Zelalem returns to the bench after starting two of the group games. Jordan Morris and Jerome Kiesewetter retake their starting striker spots after resting in the final group game against Panama.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-cards="hidden" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Honduras U23 XI (532): L. López—Torres, Pereira, Álvarez, Paz, Acosta—Benavidez, Salas, Espinal—Elis, Lozano</p>— Liviu Bird (@liviubird) <a href="https://twitter.com/liviubird/status/652910043797389312">October 10, 2015</a></blockquote>
How to Watch
Who: USA U-23's vs. Honduras U-23's
Where: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
When: Saturday, October 10, 3:00 p.m. ET