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MEXICO WON THE PRE-OLYMPIC CONCACAF SOCCER TOURNAMENT DEFEATING HONDURAS 2-1 IN EXTRA TIME IN KANSAS CITY

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By Tony Franco

KANSAS CITY, KS- Mexico with goals by Marco Fabian (who ended up with 5, tied with team member Alan Pulido as the top scorer of the tournament), and Miguel Ponce won the the final game of the Pre-Olympic Concacaf Tournament defeating Honduras 2-1.

Honduras goal was actually the first of the game, and it came just 2 minutes into the second half  after Romell Quioto, headed a ball on a free kick executed by Alexander Lopez. Fabián then tied the game, 28 minutes later, scoring a beautiful goal from outside the penalty area.

The regular 90 minutes game ended with Honduras playing with only 10 players after Luis Garrido was ejected for committing a foul against Fabián, 7 minutes before the end of the second half.

Honduras had just played a 120 minute game against El Salvador 48 hours prior, winning 3-2, which send them to the final game last night. At the end, Ponce was left all alone, when Israel Jimenez sent the ball over the air, on a long pass from the right side, and th…