(Sporting Alert) — Honduras piled on further pressure on Jamaica and head coach Theodore Whitmore, following a 2-0 win in their CONCACAF World Cup 2014 qualifier on Tuesday night.
In other games, the United States beat Panama 2-0, while Mexico’s struggles at the Azteca continued after they were held 0-0 by Costa Rica.
In Honduras, Oscar Garcia gave the home side a 1-0 lead after 10-minutes and then Roger Rojas added a second in the 88th, as Jamaica’s hopes of qualifying for Brazil next summer suffered another setback.
It was the third successive defeat for the Reggae Boyz, who last week were beaten by Mexico and USA at home, while goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts kept the score to the limit.
It is strongly being reported that Whitmore and his coaching staff will be fired from their positions this week.
Meanwhile, USA beat Panama 2-0 at CenturyLink Field, with Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson providing the goals for the Americans in a spirited Seattle – hosting its first World Cup qualifier in 37years.
Elsewhere in CONCACAF, Mexico drew blank at home, as they played to a goal-less tie with a very determined Costa Rica side.
USA are now 10pts in the CONCACAF standings and lead Costa Rica (8) and Mexico (8). Jamaica hold up the table with two points.
WORLD CUP: CONCACAF, 4th round results
FT Mexico 0 v 0 Costa Rica
FT Honduras 2 v 0 Jamaica
FT USA 2 v 0 Panama