FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory against Honduras on Tuesday night.
Dempsey's goals in the 25th and 64th minutes were created from crosses from Michael Bradley, wearing the captain's arm band in his 100th international appearance.
Dempsey's big night came in the same area where the East Texas native trained as a youth, and kept the Americans perfect without even a draw in 13 Gold Cup openers.
Carlos Discua scored his first international goal in the 69th minute for Honduras, a semifinalist in the last three Gold Cups.
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