The seventh minute stunner was provided by New England Revolution striker and Designated Player Jerry Bengtson. Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza found Bengtson in the penalty area with a cross and the Revs DP headed it home past Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea.
Bengtson has been enjoying a fine tournament and has three goals in two matches for Honduras which are in second place in Group D. He had a brace in the first Group D match against Morocco. With three goals, Bengtson is tied for the lead in the soccer competition for the Golden Boot. Honduras' last match Group D is on Aug. 1 against Japan.
For the Revs, Bengtson scored one goal in 75 minutes through two matches since being signed as a Designated Player. If he returns in form to New England, they can try to make a push for the fifth playoff spot. The Revs entered Sunday six points out of fifth place. Designated Players can be a gamble for MLS teams, but before this weekend they scored 17.7% of the total goals and 16.1% of the total points in MLS this season.