Mostly new back four for USMNT at Honduras (stream link, lineup)

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The United States face the promise of a bruising World Cup qualifier on Tuesday with its Russia hopes in the balance.

The faltering Yanks are in Honduras for a match with Los Catrachos at the San Pedro Sula.

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Honduras enters the match on eight points, the same as the visitors, but the U.S. holds an eight-goal advantage in differential thanks to a 6-0 beatdown in San Jose earlier this year.

A win boosts the Yanks three clear of Honduras and four ahead of Panama. A draw opens the door for Los Canaleros to leap over both the U.S. and Honduras.

Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler will pair up at center back, with DaMarcus Beasley and Friday starter Graham Zusi at fullback.

Only Michael Bradley, Christian Pulisic, Darlington Nagbe, and Zusi remain in the Starting XI from Friday’s 2-0 loss to Costa Rica, as Brad Guzan, Jordan Morris, Clint Dempsey, and Kellyn Acosta complete the XI.