Mexico beats Honduras 2-0 in CONCACAF Olympic final
SANDY, Utah (AP) Victor Guzman scored in the second half and Mexico beat Honduras 2-0 on Tuesday night in the final of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.
The teams already clinched spots in the 2016 Rio Olympics with victories in the semifinals Saturday. Mexico is the defending Olympic champion.
Mexico also got an own goal from Honduras midfielder Bryan Acosta in the 42nd minute. Mexican defender Rodolfo Pizzaro set the play in motion when he sent a bicycle kick into forward Erick Torres in front of the goalmouth. Torres outjumped Acosta for the ball and headed it backward, but his shot glanced off of Acosta’s right shoulder and the ball bounced into the net.
Guzman scored in the 68th minute. He settled a cross from defender Erick Aguirre and blasted a left-footer from outside the top of the 18-yard box, straight down the middle and into the back of the net.