Clint Dempsey scored in the 36th minute and Tim Howard made several nice saves to help lift the United States past Honduras 1-0 in a friendly on Saturday and give the team its first victory in four games under coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

The U.S. had scored only once while losing two and drawing one in Klinsmann's first three games as coach.

The U.S. had several scoring chances in the first half, before Dempsey's 23rd goal for the national team gave the hosts the halftime lead.