The United States will play Honduras for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics.
That occurred after the Central American side won Group B of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship after playing Canada to a 1-1 draw in Guadalajara, Mexico Thursday night.
The Americans will meet the Hondurans Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET and Canada will face Mexico in the second game of the doubleheader.
The USA last qualifiied for the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.
In 2004, Honduras defeated the U.S. in the third place qualifying match in a shootout after playing to a 1-1 draw.
Against Honduras, Canadian captain Derek Cornelius opened the scoring in the 28th minute on a diving header before Honduran Denil Maldonado equalised in the 30th minute. Canada and Honduras finished tied with five points in Group B, but Honduras finished first in the group with the better goals difference.
“The fight in our players impressed me the most in the group stage of Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying,” Canada head coach Mauro Biello said. “We’ve played three matches in a week and they’ve given their all for the shirt and for their country. These boys want it and while they know it is a difficult task ahead, I think it’s going to be something for which they will be ready.”