Fulham full back Antonee Robinson scored his first international goal to spark a comeback as the United States stormed to a 4-1 win in Honduras overnight that revived their World Cup qualifying bid.
Gregg Berhalter’s side, who had drawn against El Salvador and Canada without scoring a goal in a disappointing start to their campaign, were a goal down to the Catrachos after Brayan Maya put the hosts in front in a first half that Honduras completely dominated. Robinson, introduced as a half time substitute as the United States changed their formation, took just three minutes to get off the mark in internationals – sweetly volleying home from seven yards to level matters after Sebastian Lletget’s cross was flicked back by Ricardo Pepi.
Robinson celebrated with the same backflip that followed his first Fulham goal at Birmingham in the League Cup last month. The Americans then eased to an emphatic win with teenager Pepi converting DeAndre Yedlin’s cross to put them in front before the 18 year-old turned provider for Brenden Aaronson’s second international goal. Lletget completed the scoring by poking home from close range in the third minute of stoppage time after Pepi had seen a shot saved.
Tim Ream was an unused substitute as the USA won an away World Cup qualifier after going a goal down for only the second time in 34 attempts.