Honduran fans in an absolutely frenzy
In case you don’t know. The United States qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa by defeating Honduras on their turf 3-2 Saturday night. The U.S. came up with an equalizing goal in the 94th minute last night versus Costa Rica to tie the game and insure Honduras a place in the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. Needless to say, Honduras is very thankful to Jonathan Borstein (the US goal scorer) and the US for helping them get through. Please pardon my literal translation of the Honduran quotes from Spanish to English.
The president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, announced last night that today there will be a national holiday and thanked the “gringos” for providing “a visa for the World” to the selection of his country, although he has been removed from the country the last few months because of political pressure.
“Tomorrow (today), a holiday for everyone,” Micheletti proclaimed at a news conference in Tegucigalpa, which praised striker Carlos Pavon for “that goal by head,” which was scored against El Salvador to give the 1-0 triumph for Honduras in San Salvador.
This victory combined with the 2-2 draw between the U.S. and Costa Rica, a tying goal made by American Jonathan Bornstein, gave the South Africa 2010 World Cup ticket to Honduras.
Jonathan Bornstein & Robby Rogers Celebrate
“We are thrilled, grateful to God, to our players, our selection, with the coach wheels, with the fans who traveled to El Salvador, with everyone, and the ‘gringos’, which took away the visa (the staff) but we got the visa for the World Cup, “said Micheletti.
The president added, jokingly: “We will bring that little gringo (Bornstein) who scored that goal head, without a visa to come here to Honduras, we’re going to congratulate”.
“So with everyone happy, we are global, the second time in the democratic life of this country (since 1982) we achieved that goal so beautiful,” said Micheletti. “This is an example of desire, of love, which showed the boys on the field,” he added.
THANKS Jonathan Borstein, the man who headed the 2-2 draw with Costa Rica and gave us our second World Cup qualifying, is of Jewish descent and Mexican. Once he told ESPN in an interview that “I have experienced both cultures, sometimes I have belonged to that country. But what has not been noticed is that yesterday I Borstein catracho nationalized. 24 years old, was born in Torrance, California, a November 7, 1984. The whole country celebrated his goal! Carlos Pavon, the Honduran goal scorer said, “8 million Hondurans rose when he rose and nodded. He has no idea of what he did for our country Borstein.” “We’ll invite Bornstein to Honduras and give him a paid vacation in the Bay Islands,” he said on national television yesterday, the president of Honduras Roberto Michelleti. In 2006 he began training as a professional player. He was picked in the SuperDraft to Chivas. He was a striker in college, but developed into the left back for Chivas under Bob Bradley. On June 3, scored his first goal against FC Dallas, the team where he played the Honduran Ramon Nunez. That same year he was named rookie of the year, a winner.
IN U.S. SOCCER: His first appearance and goal with the U.S. Soccer Team was on January 20, 2007 against Denmark. Since then one of the people of Bradley, who was also in his debut as coach of USA. He premiered in qualifying against Guatemala and was part of the historic victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup.
Well, the truth is that this story is interesting because it made 8 million people in Honduras happy since the 94th minute score tied the game 2-2 yesterday. At the 94th minute, the US gave Honduras the World Cup.
Borstein w/ the Colors