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Bulls Abroad: Douglas Martinez and Honduras beat Vietnam, 2-0, but miss out on U-20 World Cup knockout rounds

Honduras's first win of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup came too late for the team to join the United States in the knockout rounds.

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While Tyler Adams and the USMNT are going forward in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, New York Red Bulls II attacker Douglas Martinez and the Honduras national team are going home.

Martinez started and played the full game for Honduras, as his team beat Vietnam 2-0 on Sunday, May 28, to claim its first points of the tournament after losses to France and New Zealand earlier in Group E play.

With three points, Honduras finished in third place in Group E. Unfortunately, the team's margin of victory wasn't enough to overtake Argentina in the third-place rankings, to potentially challenge for a lucky-loser's spot in the knockout rounds. And Saudi Arabia's 1-1 draw against the USA in Group F dropped Honduras to last in the third-place rankings at the end of the group stage.

Honduras was the runner-up at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship tournament, with Martinez netting in the penalty shoot-out following a 0-0 draw in the final against the USA.

Martinez joined NYRB II two months later and even scored a goal for the team in his USL debut against Harrisburg City. He'll be back in USL action shortly, as Honduras leaves South Korea a little earlier than it might have hoped.