Sporting KC trio start international friendly between U.S. MNT and Honduras

U.S. Men's National Team vs. Honduras - October 14, 2014

The United States and Honduras played to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly that featured three Sporting KC players in the starting lineups at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida on Tuesday. Defender Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi earned their 10th caps of 2014 -- and first since the 2014 FIFA World Cup -- for the U.S. Men's National Team, while midfielder Jorge Claros started his second match in a six-day span for Honduras.

Jozy Altidore -- who scored twice in a 2-1 win over Nigeria on June 7 for his only other international goals of 2014 -- opened the scoring in the 10th minute on an assist from Michael Bradley. However, Maynor Figueroa headed in a free kick from Mario Martinez in the 86th minute (WATCH) to leave the teams level in the 22nd all-time meeting between the CONCACAF rivals. The United States is now 14-4-4 all-time against Los Catrachos and 11-2-3 on American soil in the series.

Besler (22 caps) and Zusi (28 caps) each played 64 minutes before exiting in the second half, while Claros was a halftime substitute after picking up a caution in the 16th minute. Claros started and played the full 90 minutes on Thursday in a 2-0 loss at Mexico. All three players will travel on Wednesday to re-join Sporting Kansas City for the final two games of the regular season ahead of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Both countries have two fixtures remaining on their 2014 schedules. Honduras -- No. 56 in the latest FIFA rankings -- will face Japan (Nov. 14) and China (Nov. 18), while the No. 17 ranked United States will end their 2014 campaign in Europe against Croatia (Nov. 12) and Ireland (Nov. 18).