Bengtson’s Goal Eliminates Spain

Revolution forward Jerry Bengtson scored the lone goal in Honduras’ 1-0 upset win over Spain on Sunday in Olympic play. (Photo: New England Revolution)

A seventh minute strike from Revolution striker Jerry Bengtson eliminated heavy favorite Spain in Sunday’s 1-0 win Honduras at St. James Park.

Bengtson’s game-winner came off a sequence in which Roger Espinoza sent it near the edge of the box to Andy Najar, who then played it back to Espinoza along the left flank. Espinoza quickly picked his head up and crossed it into box, where Bengtson headed it through to score the lone goal of the game.

The win gives Honduras four points in its first two games and sole possession of second place in Group D. Bengtson and Honduras return to action on Aug. 1 against Japan at 12:00pm ET.

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