During the Gold Cup United States is marching on with it and it is not simple.
Jozy Altidore achieved in the ninth minute off a support from Michael Bradley, and the US hung on to strike Guadeloupe, 1-0 previous night to arrive the tournament quarter finals after a loss earlier in the group state to Panama.
Bob Bradley, the coach said, “With group play, you’ve got to deal with each game and find a way to advance. We’re pretty hard on ourselves because we weren’t satisfied with our performance against Panama, but there are things that bring a team together.’’
Panama succeeded Group C with support from its 2-1 triumph over the Americans, who shoved through as the second-place team. They will encounter Group B winner Jamaica Sunday in Washington, D.C.
The US come to an end ruined a cord of 10 straight first-place results in group play.
Bradley said, “This was a game where at the end, we certainly feel we should have finished the game earlier. We had good chances to get that second goal. Still, there were positives and now we get ready to move forward.’’
The US wanted only a draw to go forward after Panama and Canada drew, 1-1, in early game previous night. Altidore created that a doubtful point with his advance drives from 25 yards, his next objective for the tournament.
Altidore said, “I was just able to get a little space. It was a good goal.’’
Clint Dempsey had the greatest possibility in the 76th minute, when he overwrought only with a slack ball in front of the goal. Jullien Ictoi got benefit of Dempsey’s temporary uncertainty and hooked the ball to Frank Grandel, goalkeeper.
Dempsey said, “I couldn’t buy a goal tonight.”
The United States, who begun gradually and renounced an early goal in 2-1 loss to Panama, closely had no different thing occur in the fourth minute previous night.
Tim Howard, Goalkeeper unsuccessful to manage a ball on the goal line, and Landon Donovan’s try to apparent strike and dropped straight to Guadeloupe’s Stephane Zubar.