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Blas Perez scores twice; Panama beats Honduras 2-0 in qualifier

09 June 11:07 am

Blas Perez scores twice; Panama beats Honduras 2-0 in qualifier

By Mark Norris

FC Dallas' Blas Perez scored twice in the second half Friday night to lead the Panamanian National Team to a 2-0 win over Honduras in the first World Cup Qualifying match of this round for CONCACAF.

After a scoreless first half, Perez opened the scoring with a wicked strike from the top of the box in the 64' to give Panama the lead. 

His second goal was even more spectacular - a header off a cross in the 80' to seal the deal.

With the win Panama earned three points and is in first place with Canada in Group C of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, ahead of Honduras and Cuba. Panama faces Cuba on Tuesday and is trying to reach the World Cup for the first time in the country's history.

Blas' two goals are below. Enjoy the very excited announcers: