WASHINGTON (AP) — Mevlut Erdinc and Caner Erkin scored in the second half to help Turkey beat World Cup-bound Honduras 2-0 on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium.
Erdinc opened up the scoring in the 70th minute, one-timing a shot right in front of goalkeeper Noel Valladares after Ishak Dogan dribbled around Bryan Beckeles.
In the 83rd minute, Erdinc was again involved, this time providing the perfectly weighted ball to Erkin down the left hand side. Erkin fired a shot into the back of the net.
"They brought it a different level I think," Honduran midfielder Roger Espinoza said about Turkey's second half performance. "We made some mistakes and it happens and you learn from that and better to happen now then later".
Honduras travels to Houston to face Israel on Sunday before playing England in Miami on June 7. Turkey, which failed to qualify for the World Cup, will travel to New Jersey to face the United States on Sunday at RedBull Arena.
Honduras will open the World Cup against France on June 15 in Porto Alegre.
Honduras' best scoring opportunities came late in the first half as it dominated possession inside the Turkey half.
Espinoza took a long ball from the other side of midfield and fired a shot across his body that just went wide of the left post in the 39th minute. In the 42nd minute, Jerry Bengtson collected a long ball before striking a half-volley that found its way into the side netting.
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