Maccabi Tel Aviv's Eitan Tibi, Sheran Yeini, Eran Zahavi and Gal Alberman all played their role in Israel's 2-0 defeat of Honduras in a friendly played in the U.S.A.
All four Maccabi Tel Aviv players who were capped for Israel's friendly against Honduras that was played in the U.S.A. and broadcast at 12.30 A.M. Israel time made appearances in the national side's 2-0 victory. Three of the four started the match: Eitan Tibi in the back four and Sheran Yeini and Eran Zahavi in midfield. Gal Alberman started the match on the bench. Venue for this first ever friendly between the two countries was New York City's "City Field", home grounds of one of the city's renowned baseball teams the New York Mets.
This was Sheran Yeini's third cap for Israel, for Eitan Tibi his 11th and for Eran Zahavi his 13th. Gal Alberman, playing in his 33rd match for his country, came on from the bench three minutes after the hour mark, by which time Maccabi Haifa midfielder Hen Ezra had put Israel ahead seven minutes after the restart with an excellent strike from distance that entered the net off the woodwork. A quarter of an hour before time, Ironi Kiryat Shmona striker Shimon Abuhatzera, like Ezra, also celebrated his maiden goasl for the national side and sealed Israel's 2-0 triumph. Of the four Maccabi Tel Aviv players on the squad, only Eitan Tibi played the full 90 minutes. Eran Zahavi played 70 minutes and it was Sheran Yeini who was replaced after 63 minutes by Gal Alberman, leaving the latter 27 minutes to play until the end of the match.