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U.S. edges Honduras in World Cup soccer qualifier

CHICAGO – Carlos Bocanegra scored on a diving header off Landon Donovan’s corner kick in the 68th minute, and the United States rallied to beat Honduras, 2-1, in a World Cup soccer qualifier Saturday night.

The United States (3-1-1) is second in North and Central American qualifying with 10 points, two behind Costa Rica (4-1), which won at Trinidad and Tobago, 3-2. Honduras (1-2-1) is third with four points.

A crowd of 55,647 attended the first World Cup qualifier at Soldier Field, site of the 1994 World Cup opener.

While the game was played on American soil, the dominant support was for Honduras, a Central American nation of about 7.6 million.

Fans in blue and white appeared to outnumber red-clad American supporters by a 4-to-1 margin.