HARRISON, NJ - JUNE 13: Jerry Bengtson #9 of Honduras heads the ball against Jamaica during the Concaf Gold Cup at Red Bull Arena on June 13, 2011 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jerry Bengtson is done with the Olympics. After helping Honduras through to the quarterfinals, he is coming back to New England. He and the other MLS representatives of Los Catrachos are heading back to their respective clubs following a pretty historic run for the Honduran Men's National Team.
In a high scoring affair filled with yellow cards, and some world class embellishment from Neymar, Honduras ended up not being able to come through with a miracle finish and fell 3-2 to Brazil. An early second yellow to Honduran defender Wilmer Cristano led to very few chances for Bengtson to truly be involved in the attack as his team ended up playing a good portion of the game a man down.
Regardless, Honduras pushed to a 2-1 lead over Brazil early in the second off a Roger Espinoza, who maybe Honduras's breakout star, goal. But after that it was an onslaught by Brazil, leaving Bengtson pretty much stranded alone.
Brazil equalized in the 50th minute, and following Brazil's third goal in the 60th minute, there was suddenly life in Honduras once more. But no one could put away an equalizer, Bengtson was subbed off in the 87th minute and Revolution fans breathed a sigh of relief as he finished off his Olympic journey injury free.
Now comes the part Revs supporters are most excited about, which is seeing Jerry Bengtson work into the Revs lineup with Saer Sene. It will also be interesting to see how exactly Jay Heaps integrates Jerry back into the lineup after averaging nearly 85 minutes a game, for four games, over the course of 10 days.
Welcome back from the Olympics, Jerry. Not it's time to see if you can help New England push towards the playoffs.
Minutes: 337 (approximate)
Yellow Cards: 0
Red Cards: 0