Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras take the win
NEW JERSEY - Reuters
Kenwyne Jones of Trinidad and Tobago takes a pass in front of defender Steven Purdy of El Salvador. AFP photoTrinidad and Tobago striker Kenwyne Jones struck a superb 73rd minute equaliser to earn his country a 2-2 draw with El Salvador while Honduras defeated Haiti 2-0 in CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B games on July 8. The outstanding Rodolfo Zelaya scored twice for El Salvador and almost grabbed a spectacular winner in what was a pulsating, entertaining encounter at New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena.
Honduras took the lead in the fourth minute with Mario Martinez breaking from midfield and slipping the ball inside to Rony Martinez who fired home.
Haiti played plenty of positive attacking football but too often their moves broke down near the penalty area or ended with hasty finishing. One of their best chances came in the 20th minute when Jeff Louis crossed to an unmarked Leonel Saint Preux but the striker leaned back and blasted over the bar. The Hondurans rode their luck a little in the second half but made sure of the win in the last 12 minutes.