Canada booked their spot into the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2009 and Honduras inched closer to joining them after the teams played to a 0-0 draw in the final match of Group A at Toyota Stadium Friday night.
Canada goes through as the second-place finisher in Group A, while Honduras is currently the top third-place team with five points. The top two third-place finishers advance to the quarterfinals.
Honduras nearly picked up all three points late when second-half substitute Sergio Pena slotted a ball spilled by Milan Borjan, but Steven Vitoria cleared the attempt off the line.
Both teams had scoring chances in the first half, but Marcel de Jong’s 22nd-minute full volley caromed off the post and Alberth Elis' attempt to chest in off a Honduras corner was cleared off the line by Michael Petrasso one minute before halftime.
Canada (5-3-2, left to right): #18 Milan Borjan (GK) -- #4 Samuel Adekugbe, #17 Marcel de Jong, #19 Steven Vitoria, #3 Manjrekar James, #23 Michael Petrasso -- #20 Patrice Bernier (#21 Jonathan Osorio, 65’), #6 Samuel Piette, #8 Scott Arfield -- #9 Lucas Cavallini, #10 David Junior Hoilett (#12 Alphonso Davies, 73’)
Honduras (4-2-3-1, left to right): #1 Luis Lopez (GK) -- #23 Carlos Sanchez, #3 Maynor Figueroa, #4 Henry Figueroa, #2 Felix Cristiano – #20 Jorge Claros, #8 Alfredo Mejia (#13 Sergio Pena, 79’), #7 Carlos Discua (Boniek Garcia, 65’) -- #12 Romell Quioto, #16 Ovidio Lanza, #17 Alberth Elis