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Honduras upsets U.S.

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WASHINGTON — RFK Stadium looked like it had been taken over by a Central American country.

Hondurans danced in the corners of the field and through much of the stands, celebrating a 3-2 victory over the United States in an unusual Saturday morning game.

The Americans slowly walked off, their 16-year home unbeaten streak in World Cup qualifying over.

"What an atrocious 20 minutes," U.S. coach Bruce Arena said.

Not since May 1985 had the Americans lost a home qualifier, and not since November 1960 had they given up three goals in a home qualifier. Defensive breakdowns gave Honduras four breakaways, and U.S. midfielder Earnie Stewart missed a penalty kick late in the first half, swinging the momentum.

Still, the Americans probably will qualify for their fourth straight World Cup.

"I'm sure there are a lot of teams that wish they'd sit where we do right now," Arena said.