Marco Urena’s 39th minute goal was all Costa Rica needed to get past Honduras 1-0 in both sides’ 2017 Gold Cup openers at Red Bull Arena on Friday.
The result leaves Costa Rica behind Canada in Group A on goal differential after the Canucks beat French Guiana 4-2.
Canada and Costa Rica meet Tuesday in Houston in the first game of a doubleheader, followed by French Guiana versus Honduras..
New York City FC’s Rodney Wallace gets the assist on the goal. Honduras found some pressure in the late stages but an equalizer did not materialize in New Jersey.