Our prediction for this Gold Cup match:
Jamaica and Honduras face each other at Independence Park in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Tuesday’s program. Jamaica proved their worth in their last warm-up game, with the team beating USA 1-0 at Audi Field. The Reggae Boyz have big ambitions for the 2019 Gold Cup, but seeing that Honduras have been producing fine performances of late, we are not tempted to put our money on Theodore Whitmore’s charges.
Following a goalless draw with Ecuador, Honduras did well to hold Paraguay to a 1-1 draw earlier in June, but Brazil (0-7) proved to be a big catch for Fabian Corto’s troops at the weekend. Honduras are more of a team than Jamaica, but seeing that Reggae Boyz impressed in the triumph over the Yanks, we are tempted to put our money on draw in this one.
Highlighted Player (Kieran Agard):
Kieran Agard is a professional football player who was born in East London, England. He began his youth career in the Arsenal Academy and in 2005 he moved to Everton. Agard played for Everton U-18 team and it has to be noted that he made no more than one appearance for the first team.
In 2011 he joined Yeovil Town and after playing 29 league games for the club, he signed a contract with Rotherham United in July, 2012. Agard scored his first goal for Rotherham United on 27 October and he helped the team record a 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle. After scoring 27 goals in 78 league appearances for Rotherham United, he joined Bristol City for the 2014/2015 campaign.The fee is believed to be in the region of £750,000.
Despite being born in England, the pacey footballer is eligible to play for Jamaica, Saint Vincent Grenadines and Dominica as well. His main position is centre forward, but he is also capable of playing at both right and left wing.
Highlighted Team (Honduras):
Honduras are a national football team from Central America that qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time in 1982. Los Catrachos did well to share the spoils with hosts Spain at the showpiece tournament, but they eventually failed to book their place in the knockout stages.
Honduras participated at the 2010 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals as well, but they failed to impress at the tournaments in South Africa and Brazil. Winning of the 1981 CONCACAF Championship is undisputedly the team’s biggest success and it has to be noted that they finished the final round in top position in the standings, two points clear of El Salvador and three above Mexico.
Los Catrachos were beaten by Canada in the 1985 Gold Cup final, with the team finishing the 1991 tournament as runners-up as well. Wilson Palacios, who used to play for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City as regarded as one of the most notable footballers who represented Honduras national team on the international stage.