Jerry Bengtson and Honduras Misfire Against Turkey in World Cup Warm-up

Al Bello

The Revolution's Jerry Bengtson went the full 90 for Los Catrachos, but Turkey still wiped the floor with the Central Americans en route to a 2-0 scoreline.

Jerry Bengtson and Honduras began their World Cup warm-up campaign on Thursday night, facing off against Turkey at RFK Stadium. The match didn't go the way Los Catrachos must have hoped, however, as the Hondurans fell 2-0 after failing to capitalize on a dominant first half.

Most of Honduras' chances - and Jerry's best work - came in the first half. Bengtson himself nearly scored in the 42nd minute when he ripped a half-volley into the side netting after being set up by a long ball. Roger Espinoza and Carlos Costly were also dangerous for Honduras in the half, with Espinoza going close in the 39th minute.

It wasn't enough, however, and Turkey took advantage of Honduras' wasteful finishing late in the second half. Mevlut Erdinc finished a one-timer right in front of goalkeeper Noel Valladares in the 70th minute. Then, in the 83rd, Erdinc played in Caner Erkin for a goal to double Turkey's advantage and seal the victory.

Bengtson registered two shots, neither on goal, and was caught offside once. After their first half performance, Honduras finished the match behind Turkey in shots and possession.

Honduras continues their warm-up campaign in Houston against Israel on Sunday.

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