New Honduras coach to make debut in LA

At least, that’s according to this report:

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Juan de Dios Castillo is Honduras’ new national team coach, replacing Reinaldo Rueda, who guided the Central Americans at the recent World Cup.

The 59-year-old Mexican will debut with the national team on Sept. 3 in a friendly against El Salvador in Los Angeles.

Honduras’ soccer federation said Tuesday that Castillo’s contract would run through Dec. 31, 2011.

Castillo has won club championships in Honduras with Real Espana and Olimpia.

I should point out, before I hear from fans of the two Central American nations, that i have seen no confirmation of the game actually being played here.

It’s not listed on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum website (where Latin American teams usually play) nor on the Rose Bowl or Home Depot Center websites.

And a Google search turned up nothing either.

So no, I don’t know when tickets will go on sale.

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  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    Considering that this is Central American soccer, and that many of the friendlies out here are promoted by “questionable” agencies, this isn’t surprising.