The USMNT and Canada picked up quarterfinal victories on Sunday to affix Mexico and Qatar within the semifinals of the 2021 Gold Cup.
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USA 1-0 Jamaica
The primary half was extensive open from finish to finish and wasn’t with out high-quality scoring probabilities both. Matthew Hoppe pressured Andre Blake to make a stellar response save with a hard-hit volley. Matt Turner went full-stretch to disclaim Junior Flemmings from exterior the penalty space. Kellyn Acosta uncorked a volley from the sting of the world and simply missed the goal and what would have been a spectacular aim.
The second half lacked the identical cohesion and possession that had been on show within the first 45 minutes. Hoppe had one other crack at Blake, however once more the Jamaican goalkeeper was as much as the problem, and that was the most effective probability the USMNT managed to provide for 35 minutes.
As the sport dragged on and appeared header for extra-time, the USMNT started a barrage of crosses into the field in hopes that somebody may win a header in entrance of aim. With 83 minutes on the clock, Hoppe rose highest to fulfill Cristian Roldan’s floated cross and bag his first USMNT aim.
Up subsequent for the USMNT is a semifinal conflict with 2022 World Cup hosts and Gold Cup visitor nation Qatar at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Tex., on Thursday (6:30 pm ET).
Costa Rica 0-2 Canada
Apart from reaching the Gold Cup semifinals for the primary time since 2007, Canada seems to have a respectable case for the title of “better of the remainder in CONCACAF this cycle.” Whereas the USMNT and Mexico — or, is it Mexico and the USMNT? — are anticipated to renew common service atop the area, and Canada have their sights set on not solely becoming a member of their North American neighbors within the 2022 World Cup, however leapfrogging the likes to Jamaica, Honduras and Costa Rica within the course of.
Junior Hoilett obtained the scoring began within the 18th minute and Stephen Eustaquio bagged a second for Canada within the 68th.
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