Honduras can rely on locals

 

The CONCACAF Under-15 football tournament has reached the semifinal stage and although the Cayman Islands are not in it, Honduras is still involved and there is plenty of support for them. 

Captained by Gabriel Ortiz, Honduras kept its perfect record with a 5-0 thrashing of Curacao at the T.E. McField Annex on Wednesday.  

It was their fourth straight win, with 18 goals scored and none conceded. Honduran fans have virtually taken over the Annex and their loud and cheery support will be much appreciated at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. 

There is, of course, a huge Honduran community here and the players know it, hailing friends and family after their matches.  

Players of the caliber of Walter Rodriquez and Darixon Vuelto are key to their success.  

El Salvador will meet Honduras in a clash of Central American countries on Friday; kickoff 8 p.m. 

In the last game of the group stage, Martinique defeated St. Vincent and Grenadines, 7-0.  

Bermuda, the Group A winners, who inflicted the only defeat in Cayman’s campaign, faces Group B table topper Guatemala in the other semi on Friday; kickoff 6 p.m. 

Entry for the semifinal games is $10 and $15 for Sunday’s finals. The third place match is 5 p.m. and the final is 7 p.m. Organizers suggested getting to matches early and carpooling to limit traffic. They also want spectators to stay for the fireworks and award presentation. 

Honduras kept their perfect record with a 5-0 thrashing of Curacao at the TE McField Annex on Wednesday.  

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Walter Rodriquez is one of the best young footballers in Honduras. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD

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Honduran players have close ties with fans here.

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