• Sunday Dec 22, 2013

    Honduran international Welcome joins Platense

    Honduras' Georgie Welcome has his shirt pulled by Carles Puyol of Spain during their World Cup finals match on June 21, 2010, in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    PUERTO CORTES, Honduras – Honduran side Platense announced Saturday at a press conference that it signed forward Georgie Welcome to a one-year contract.

    The Honduras international had spent five years with Motagua, a period during which he went on short loan spells with Monaco in France and Mexico’s Atlas. 

    "I come to a large institution,” said the 28-year-old, who played in each of Honduras’ three games at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.  “I want to earn a starting spot, give back to the coach and score many goals because I want to return to the national team.” 

    During Honduras’ successful World Cup Qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014, Welcome appeared in four matches, but did not score.  The Catrachos went unbeaten in those outings (3-1-0), including a 2-1 win over the visiting United States on February 6, 2013.

    In 2008, Welcome netted a goal in the 108th minute to give Honduras a 1-0 victory over the United States in the final of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament.  He was not on the Honduran roster, though, at the Olympic Football Tournament in Beijing.

    Honduras was drawn into Group E for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will face Switzerland, Ecuador and France.

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