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El Salvador, Honduras tentatively set for June 2 friendly at RFK Stadium

The El Salvador and Honduras national teams are tentatively set to meet in a June 2 friendly at RFK Stadium, six days before the semifinal round of 2014 World Cup qualifying commences for both countries.

El Salvador’s involvement has been in place for several weeks, but organizers were awaiting Honduras’s commitment. Contracts have not been finalized, however, promoter Elias Polio said.

Tapping into the large Salvadoran community, Polio has arranged Salvadoran matches in Washington regularly for several years. Honduras also has a big fan base in the mid-Atlantic region.

El Salvador is preparing for World Cup qualifiers at Costa Rica on June 8 and at home against Mexico on June 12. Honduras will host Panama and visit Canada on those dates.

The RFK match would fall three days after the United States faces Brazil in a friendly at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. The Americans’ qualifiers are June 8 against Antigua in Tampa and June 12 at Guatemala.

El Salvador’s under-23 national team is also playing in the area: this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. against the University of Maryland Terrapins at Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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