US Faced a Challenge in the Gold Cup Quarterfinals

CONCACAF Gold CupAt this moment that the big success games are existing, the U.S. is prepared to place an unsatisfactory CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage after.

The US lost to Panama and appeared of Group C in second place, placing up a quarterfinal counterpart with Jamaica at RFK Stadium in Washington, June 19.

Panama will get on El Salvador in the next match of the doubleheader.

US captain Carlos Bocanegra said, “I think the team is still doing well in the tournament. Our original goal was to get to the knockout stages . . . and our ultimate goal is to win this tournament.’’

The US begun the tournament striking Canada, 2-0, after that came the 2-1 defeat to Panama, the first ever US loss in Gold Cup group play.  The US clinched the quarterfinal tie up with a 1-0 win with Guadeloupe.

Jamaica has succeeded the entire of its games in the tournament witho9ught letting an aim.

The US has by no means lost to the Reggae Boys, holding a 9-0-8 list.  The teams previously met in 2006 for a friendly.

Noel Valladares, at East Rutherford ended a penalty kick in the 75th minute to stop Costa Rica from getting the lead and Honduras moved forward to the Gold Cup semifinals by creating the entire four of its penalty kicks. (Honduras 1 – Costa Rica 1)

Javier Hernandez as well in East Rutherford broke a tie in the 66th minute and defending champion rallied in the second half to succeed its Gold Cup quarterfinal and go on to face Honduras Wednesday night.  (Mexico 2, Guatemala 1)

Fredy Montero sent home a free kick in the 90th minute and raised Seattle to win in Toronto. (MLSSounders 1 – Toronto FC 0)

Juninho and Chad Barnett achieved for Los Angeles in Commerce City, Colo., and the Galaxy also profited from an own objective in the 25th minute. (Galaxy 3 – Rapids 1)

Fabian Espindola (RSL) and Charlie Davies (D.C.) converted penalty kicks. (Real Stalt Lake 1- D.C. United 1)

Bernando Anor at Houston had an objective and a help for Columbus. (Crew 2- Dynamo 0)

The aim of Alain Rochat host Vancouver its first win since March 19 (Whitecaps1 – Union 0)

Break Shea and Jackson Gonclaves scored for FC Dallas in Carson, California. (FC Dallas 2- Chivas USA 1)

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