Clint Dempsey found the back of the net twice to lead the USA Men’s National Team to a 2-1 win over Honduras in the opening round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
USA is looking to defend their title from 2013.
Dempsey sent a header past Donis Escober in the 25th minute to put USA on the board.
Dempsey struck again in the 64th minute with another header off a freekick from Michael Bradley.
The win gives the United States an early lead in Group A after Panama and Haiti played to a 1-1 draw earlier yesterday.
USA has played in the Final each of the last four competitions and can earn an automatic bid for the Confederations Cup.
The Americans will continue their quest for their sixth championship on Friday against Haiti.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports