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Resources Feb 05, 2013

Link Up: Getting you ready for the USA-Honduras qualifier in San Pedro Sula

By Jimmy LaRoue

With two-dozen U.S. journalists making the trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras for the first game in the final round of World Cup 2014 qualifying, here are some links to stories to get you primed and ready for Wednesday’s match (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, BeIn Sport):

• U.S. men entering lion’s den for 2013 qualifying opener in Honduras(Charles Boehm – Soccerwire.com)

US against Honduras international soccer match has pall cast upon it with news of fixing scandal (Filip Bondy – NY Daily News)

Bondy Diary: Soccer with a side of mayhem – The Daily Blahg (Filip Bondy – NY Daily News)

Soccer in the world’s most violent city: Why are you here? (Ryan O’Hanlon – Outside Magazine)

Postcard from San Pedro Sula  (Steven Goff – Washington Post)

Honduras names its Starting XI for WCQ vs. USA (Tropigol.com)

USA’s Klinsmann taking nothing for granted vs. Honduras (Michael Lewis – Tropigol.com)

U.S. opens tricky round of World Cup qualifying at Honduras (Grant Wahl – Sports Illustrated)

U.S. defender jumping in with both feet this time (Brian Sciaretta – New York Times)

Chandler set to start in Honduras, commit to US (Ronald Blum – Associated Press)

Fit to be Cap-Tied (USSoccer.com)

Altidore wants to move on from racist chants directed at him last week (Associated Press)

Kick Off: Honduras targets US ‘gringos’ for WCQ smack talk (Simon Borg – MLSsoccer.com)

Klinsmann: Gonzalez ready, Feilhaber has to be ‘pusher’ (Simon Borg – MLSsoccer.com)

Howard: Positive result in Honduras is ‘vitally important’ (Charles Boehm – MLSsoccer.com)

USMNT wary of Honduras’ experience, recent int’l success (Charles Boehm – MLSsoccer.com)

Photo Gallery: The US national team prepares for Honduras (Michael Janosz – ISIPhotos.com)

Tough conditions for U.S. national soccer team (Michelle Kaufman – Miami Herald)

Weather for Wednesday in Honduras: a doggone scorcher (Steve Davis – ProSoccerTalk)

Bradenton doctor travels with U.S. soccer team as it competes (Toni Whitt – Bradenton Patch)

Hex could be toughest ever for USMNT  (John Bolster – MLSsoccer.com)

Stay tuned for another Link Up tomorrow morning.

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