USA begins its bid to reach
Klinsmann's side is widely expected to claim one of the three automatic places on offer in the six-team final round, but the
Klinsmann wants to avoid an early upset, which could pour pressure on his side, and is wary of under-estimating a
"Going into World Cup qualifiers, there are not only the expectations and the pressure that you've got to qualify no matter what," he told US Soccer's official website.
"There's also a sense of don't let things slip through your hands, get the job done as early as possible, don't waste any opportunity right from the beginning.
"One of our key messages to the players is to have that sense of urgency to go into
"We aren't calculating anything. We want to go in there and start getting points with urgency because that builds more confidence for the next games.
"This is really important that the players understand that it's not going to be easy. It's World Cup qualifiers and if you want to go to
USA has never lost at the Estadio Olimpico, but Honduran duo
"We must profit in our home conditions," Espinoza told reporters at the airport after flying home.
"We have played
Figueroa added: "It is going to be a very important match, as the remaining five will be too, but it is even more important to make a good start."
El Tri enjoyed a memorable 2012, when its Under-23 side was crowned Olympic champion, and nine players from that squad are joined in the team by
"Each rival is difficult because they have won that respect. They are in the final round for a reason so we hope we can play a good game."
"We have every reason to believe that this is our year. We're trying to put it all together to achieve our dream, to put
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A US man trying to dribble a football 16,000 kilometres to Brazil in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has died after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon Coast.