(Reuters) -The United States hammered Honduras 3-0 on Wednesday for a much-needed three factors in World Cup qualifying.
After getting off to a sluggish begin in their 2-0 loss to Canada on Sunday, the United States performed with a way of urgency from the outset to place Honduras on the again foot.
Weston McKennie completely timed his soar to go house the opener in the eighth minute on a frigid evening in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Walker Zimmerman added a second earlier than halftime, with the aim solely confirmed after a prolonged VAR evaluation.
Christian Pulisic, who has struggled in latest appearances, got here off the bench to an enormous ovation in the second half and scored minutes later to place the sport out of attain.
“It was an excellent efficiency from the staff right now to get a extremely essential three factors,” Pulisic stated.
“It was my job to return in and make a distinction, and I’m glad I might do this.”
With three video games to go in qualifying, the United States are in second place behind Canada with 21 factors in the eight-team CONCACAF group.
The high three mechanically qualify for Qatar 2022 with the fourth-placed aspect going into a world playoff.
Also on Wednesday, Costa Rica eradicated Jamaica with a 1-0 win, whereas Canada play El Salvador and Mexico face Panama.
The United States try to succeed in the World Cup after lacking out on Russia in 2018, whereas winless Honduras had already been eradicated coming into the match.
(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)