Honduras Vs. Mexico 2018 World Cup Qualifier: Youth Movement Leads El Tri To Victory [VIDEO]

Tecatito Celebrates
Jesus Corona (top) of Mexico celebrates with teammates Javier Hernandez (14) and Andres Guardado after scoring against Honduras during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Olimpico stadium in San Pedro Sula, Honduras November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The future looks bright for the Mexican national team.

Jesús "Tecatito" Corona and Jurgen Damm led the youth movement for Mexico and El Tri handed Honduras a 2-0 loss at the Esadio Olimpico Metropolitano on Tuesday night.

After over 65 minutes of scoreless action, the youngsters took over as the 22-year-old Tecatito and the 23-year-old Damm scored within five minutes of each other to give Mexico a commanding 2-0 lead.

Tecatito netted the go-ahead goal with a fantastic effort inside the box. The Mexican wunderkind raced to the left corner of the box for a loose ball where he kept it alive with his left foot, passing the ball to himself in the center of the box before hammering a shot with his right foot into the bottom left corner of the net.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez was immediately substituted after the goal as new El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio inserted defense for offense inserting midfielder Damm into the game.

Despite coming into the game for his defense, Damm wasted no time, scoring in the 72nd minute from the bottom right corner of the box with Tecatito waiting wide open on the left hand side.

Despite the two second half goals, the game was actually evenly matched for the majority of the contest. Possession was split equally, fouls and corners were relatively even as both teams had seven shots in the game.

Unfortunately for Honduras, Mexico's only two shots on target found the back of the net, and El Tri keeper Alfredo Talavera was stellar in net, posting the second consecutive clean sheet for Mexico after Moises Muñoz kept El Salvador out of the net in a 3-0 shutout on Friday.

Mexico won both games in their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, carrying 6 points in their group into 2016 where they will face Canada twice in four days next March.

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Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles based writer. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Screenwriting Scholarship Award in 2004 and the Corwin Writing Award for his feature screenplay, "Chasing 4:00" in 2005. In addition to Sports writing, Michael is an avid marathon runner and fan of the Magic Bullet blender.