Thursday's CONCACAF Champions League match between CD Marathon and Mexican club Toluca will go on as scheduled on Thursday, sources confirmed to SBI on Monday evening.
The teams were notified late on Monday afternoon that the match, slated for San Pedro Sula, will go on despite the current political situation in Honduras.
Reports out of Mexico earlier on Monday suggested that the match would be canceled.
This development would seem to suggest that there are no immediate plans to move or postpone the USA-Honduras World Cup Qualifier scheduled for Oct. 10 in San Pedro Sula. U.S. Soccer still had no comment on the status of the match as of Monday afternoon.
What's our take on this? It sure looks as though Thursday's match will serve as a test run to see if San Pedro Sula can hold an international soccer match without incident. Whether nine days would then be enough time to move the USA-Honduras qualifier is another story. If looming political protests turn ugly, we could be hearing final decisions on all these matches shortly.
What do you think? Is this whole thing starting to sound like a bad movie? Starting to wonder if anybody in the United States will actually get to see the USA-Honduras qualifier?
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