USA vs. Honduras live score, updates, highlights from CONCACAF Nations League semifinal

The U.S. men’s national team is finally playing in a game that counts. For the first time since November 2019, the USA will play in an official competition. And it’s do-or-die.

The Americans face Honduras in a CONCACAF Nations League semifinal at Denver’s Empower Field, and the winner will advance to face the winner of the Mexico-Costa Rica semifinal in Sunday’s championship match. The loser will take part in the third-place match, also to be played on Sunday.

WATCH: USA vs. Honduras streamed live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)

The USMNT enter the semifinal having completed a week of high-altitude training in the Swiss Alps. While they were there, they dropped a 2-1 result to Switzerland in a tuneup match without stars Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen, who were busy competing for the UEFA Champions League. Both are back in a full-strength lineup against Honduras.

USA vs. Honduras live score

USA vs. Honduras live updates, highlights

17th min.: US ‘keeper Zack Steffen clears the ball from his box just in the nick of time with Honduras forward Alberth Elis closing in.

13th min.: Another set piece. McKennie gets his head to a Sebastian Lletget corner, but he can’t hit the target.

10th min.: Wow! Incredible slalom move by Gio Reyna through the Honduran defense but his diagonal shot is just wide. That play deserved a goal.

8th min.: Pretty even start to the match. Honduras right back Kevin Alvarez gets a header off a corner that finishes high and wide.

7th min.: Gio Reyna wins the ball back on the right side of the box and fires wide. Decisive play from Reyna.

5th min.: Honduras responds. Good spell in the USA’s half for Los Catrachos.

3rd min.: USA are on the front foot to start the match.

7:30 p.m. ET: As we get set for kickoff, a glimpse at the scene in Denver:

7:20 p.m. ET: Meet the star of the Paramount+ pregame show, Clint Dempsey:

6:25 p.m. ET: No surprises in the U.S. lineup. It’s McKenzie-Brooks paired up in central defense and a midfield trio of Yueill-McKennie-Lletget. Sargent back up top.

USA vs. Honduras starting lineups

The starting lineups are out. Christian Pulisic starts for the USA. Zack Steffen is captain:


Starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 1 Zack Steffen-GK (captain) — 5 Antonee Robinson, 6 John Brooks, 15 Mark McKenzie, 2 Sergino Dest — 17 Sebastian Lletget, 14 Jackson Yueill, 8 Weston McKennie — 10 Christian Pulisic, 9 Josh Sargent, 7 Gio Reyna.

Available subs: 12 Ethan Horvath-GK, 19 David Ochoa-GK, 3 Matt Miazga, 4 Tyler Adams, 11 Brenden Aaronson, 13 Tim Ream, 16 Jordan Siebatcheu, 18 Yunus Musah, 20 Reggie Cannon, 21 Tim Weah, 22 DeAndre Yedlin, 23 Kellyn Acosta.


Starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): Luis Lopez-GK — 23 Diego Rodriguez, 3 Maynor Figueroa (captain), 4 Marcelo Pereira, 2 Kevin Alvarez — 10 Alex Lopez, 20 Deybi Flores — 11 Rigoberto Rivas, 17 Jonathan Rubio, 7 Alberth Elis — 9 Antony Lozano.

Available subs: 1 Edrick Menjivar-GK, 18 Alex Barrios-GK, 5 Ever Alvarado, 6 Bryan Acosta, 8 Edwin Rodriguez, 12 Jorge Benguche, 13 Kevin Arriaga, 14 Boniek Garcia, 15 Elvin Casildo, 16 Johnny Leveron, 19 Walter Martinez, 21 Jhow Benavidez.

How to watch USA vs. Honduras in USA

CBS Sports Network will carry the USA vs. Honduras match and it will be streamed on Paramount+ and fuboTV (7-day free trial). The match will be available with Spanish-language commentary on Univision and TUDN.

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