Former SMU Mustang Ramón Núñez started and played 78 minutes for Honduras in the Hondurans’ FIFA World Cup opener June 16. With the appearance, Núñez became the first Mustang to start in a FIFA World Cup match.

Núñez also appeared in the Hondurans’ match against Spain June 21.

Núñez, who played at SMU in 2003 and was named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year, was called up to the Honduran senior team for the first time in October 2006.

He made his debut for the national side on September 9, 2007, coming in as a substitute in a match against Costa Rica. Núñez appeared again in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers, scoring two goals for Honduras in a 2-1 win over Canada and added another goal in a 2-0 victory over Jamaica.

Núñez bio on ESPN Soccernet »

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