Jonathan Bornstein’s dramatic 95th minute equaliser for the United States against Costa Rica on Wednesday night has earned the Chivas USA defender an invitation from the president of Honduras to visit the Central American country as an honored guest. Bornstein’s header secured Honduras their first World Cup appearance in 27 years, at the expense of Costa Rica, who were just seconds away from qualifying.
After declaring Thursday as a national holiday in celebration their qualification to South Africa, president Roberto Micheletti said Bornstein would not even need a visa to visit Honduras.
Micheletti: “We’ll bring this gringuito who scored with the header. He doesn’t need a visa to come here to Honduras. We’ll thank him.”
Showing the raw emotions of the Hondurans at the time of Bornstein’s goal, the following footage (as reported by ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption show) records how the Honduran commentators exploded into wild celebration as Bornstein’s late leveller hit the back of the net.
The wild celebrations can be seen here.