Former Houston Dynamo Academy member and Plantense reserve player Sergio Mejia was brutally attacked and killed this week in Honduras.
The 18-year-old midfielder was reportedly walking near the stadium when a group of 10 jumped him (Spanish language link).
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Former Dynamo Academy teammate Sergio Quintanilla sent out the following message and photo of the pair playing together.
Out of 218 ranked nations, Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world at 84.6. By comparison, the United States is tied for 107th (Iran) with 3.9.