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Honduras was already going to be without a number of regulars for its friendly against the United States on Saturday, but a recent development means that Los Catrachos will be even more shorthanded than previously thought.
Stoke City defensive midfielder Wilson Palacios has had to withdraw from Honduras' roster due to a knee injury, according to reports from Honduras, and he won't take on the U.S. national team in Miami. He has been replaced by Motagua midfielder Jorge Claros.
Palacios, one of the top overall players in CONCACAF and a key component of Honduras' central midfield, joins the likes of goalkeeper and captain Noel Valladares, Celtic FC defender Emilio Izaguirre, attackers Ramon Nunez, Walter Martinez and David Suazo and D.C. United winger Andy Najar as Honduran players who won't partake in the friendly.
How do you think Palacios' absence will affect the outcome of Saturday's friendly? Fully expecting a U.S. victory now?
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