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Costly fuels Honduras win over Venezuela

Newly signed Houston Dynamo forward Carlo Costly led the Honduran national team to victory, scoring the two goals in los Catrachos’ 2-0 win over Venezuela on Wednesday night in a friendly at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Costly, who took the field from the start, struck 10 minutes apart in the second half before coming out of the match in the 69th minute. He has now scored 20 goals for Honduras in 49 career appearances.


The Honduras veteran broke the deadlock in the 58th minute when he buried a corner kick swung in by Mario Martínez. In the 68th minute, Costly gave Honduras its second goal of the night. Fellow forward Jerry Bengtson whipped in a cross from the right side for Costly, who put it away for the final 2-0 score line.

Also playing in the match were Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza and FC Dallas forward Marvin Chávez. Espinoza started the match and went 82 minutes before coming off. Chávez, meanwhile, came on as a sub in the 63rd minute and immediately threatened to score, but sent a shot just wide of the post.