Honduras, Curaçao fight to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive
Maynor Figueroa (in the picture) is the active player with most appearances in Gold Cup for Honduras (17). Against CUW he will tie Boniek García (18 games)

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Honduras and Curaçao will meet for the first time at the Gold Cup when the two teams take the field on Friday night at BBVA Stadium in Houston.

Both teams lost their Group C opening matches and will be fighting to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive.

Honduras attempted a valiant comeback in Kingston but, ultimately, fell 3-2 to Jamaica. Antony Lozano and Rubilio Castillo found the back of the net in the defeat.

Curaçao lost their opener against El Salvador in a tightly contested match that was decided by a Nelson Bonilla goal in first half stoppage time. The Caribbean nation continues to seek its first point and first goal in Gold Cup action.

Both managers are also in search of their first win in the tournament and such moment could come for either Honduras Head Coach Fabian Coito or Curaçao’s Remko Bicentini.

The encounter will mark the 50th time Honduras take the field in the competition while Curaçao will play its 5th match such and first at BBVA Stadium.

Honduran players Alberth Elis, Romell Quioto and team captain Maynor Figueroa all call the stadium home as all three play with Houston Dynamo at the club level. Figueroa could tie club and former national teammate Boniek Garcia with his 18th appearance in the Gold Cup.

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