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U.S. vs. Honduras

Here Is Your Hex Hub: Everything in One Post

From the rosters to the tactics to the training to the tweets, we thought you might appreciate a single post containing a ton of useful information ahead of today's U.S. - Honduras Hexagonal opener.
BY John Godfrey Posted
February 06, 2013
11:11 AM
We’ve been busy preparing for the Hex. In case you’ve been handcuffed to the radiator in your creepy neighbor's basement for the past month or so, the match is today. It starts at 4pm Eastern and will be broadcast on beIn Sport. Aside from that, click on anything red below for more info.

* Here is the United States roster Jurgen Klinsmann took to San Pedro Sula.

* Here is the Honduras Starting XI, according to Colombian-born coach Luis Fernando Suarez. * Want to go deep on your Honduras research? We have just what you’re looking for—a channel that profiles 10 players to watch, tells you a bit about the coach, tracks the team’s World Cup history, reveals tactical tendencies, and more.

* Speaking of tactics, Liviu Bird outlines how the Yanks ought to approach the speedy, skilled Catrachos—especially the midfield. It’s worth a look. * ASN Deputy Editor Noah Davis is in San Pedro Sula and has been posting dispatches at every turn. Here’s one. Here’s another. (Keep checking back for more.)

* We also asked a variety of soccer analysts/experts to give us their 100-word match predictions. Interestingly, there is little agreement among this group.

* Prefer to get your Hexagonal insights straight from the players’ smartphones? That’s cool. We created a special scroll that does just that.

* And finally: Have you created your Starting XI yet? It’s fun, it’s easy, and getting involved enters you in a contest to win a vacation for two in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 World Cup—including a week’s lodging, VIP hospitality, and match tickets. All free. All for real. We strongly encourage you to read the rules and join the fun.

Try not to clock-watch. Happy Hexing!

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