Posted on October 16, 2012
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Jerry Bengtson and Carlo Costly struck for hat-tricks and Mario Martinez also added a brace to boost Honduras into the next round via a surprising 6-1 romp over Canada in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday afternoon.
Los Catrachos finished CONCACAF Group C competition with a 3-1-2 record and 11 points, while Canada (eight) fell to 3-2-1 and took third place in the group, failing to reach the hexagonal.
Bengtson, who plays for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer, struck in the seventh minute and added his second nine minutes later.
Costly, who performed for the Houston Dynamo on loan last season, made it 3-0 in the 28th minute before Martinez tallied his first only four minutes later.
Three minutes into the second half, Costly increased the hosts’ margin to 5-0. Martinez made it an even six in the 59th minute.
After Iain Hume pulled one back for the Canadians in the 76th minute, Bengtson found the back of the net again for the Hondurans in the 82nd minute for his hat-trick. Costly connected for his third goal six minutes later to mercifully close out the scoring.
Carlo Costly had a hat-trick for Honduras. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Canada, Central America, Honduras, North America, World Cup Qualifying
Tags: Carlo Costly, Houston Dynamo, Jerry Bengtson, Los Catrachos, Major League Soccer, Mario Martinez, New England Revolution