June 5/8 WCQs

FRISCO - Thursday's CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers saw a pair of FC Dallas players represent their countries on one of the sport's biggest stages.

Kellyn Acosta and Maynor Figueroa each played a part in qualifying matches for the United States and Honduras respectively.

Acosta was a 61st-minute substitute for the U.S. in its 2-0 victory against Trinidad and Tobago, a crucial win for the Americans after a rough start to the CONCACAF Hexagonal. 

FC Dallas Teammates Kellyn Acosta and Maynor Figueroa Take Center Stage in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers -

Figueroa, who has amassed over 130 caps for Honduras, started for Los Catrachos in a 3-0 loss against Mexico at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. 

Acosta was lively in his substitute appearance for the U.S., striking a free kick that needed saving and nearly earning an assist after crossing a ball to Bobby Wood, who hit the post with his shot attempt.

Figueroa went the distance and played all 90 minutes plus stoppage time for Honduras.

The U.S. victory lifts the Americans into third place in the Hexagonal, the final automatic qualifying spot for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Honduras sits in fifth place, three points behind the Americans.

Each team in the Hexagonal has played five matches.

Both teams will play once more during this FIFA International break. The U.S. faces Mexico on Sunday night in Mexico City, and Honduras plays Panama on Tuesday night.