Sunday, July 12, 2009

2009 Gold Cup Quarterfinals Set

Gold Cup group play concluded today with two matches in Group C. First up, Panama dispatched Nicaragua with an easy 4-0 win. The victory put Panama on four points and eliminated Jamaica (3rd place in Group A) from the competition. Next up was Mexico versus Guadeloupe, where El Tri managed a 2-0 win to give themselves a first place finish in the group. Guadeloupe, despite the loss, went through in second place on six points.

Here's how things look as we progress to the knockout round:
Canada will meet Honduras in Philadelphia on Saturday before the U.S. takes the field against Panama in the nightcap. The next day Guadeloupe faces off against Costa Rica and Mexico plays Haiti at the new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

What do you think about these matchups? Surprised to see any team in the quarterfinals? Sad that Mexico didn't slip up in the last game? Will you be at the games Saturday night in Philly?


Backhand said...

Enjoy your stay in Philly! It's a city lonnnnnnng overdue in terms of getting professional soccer in town.

Anonymous said...

Haha - I was totally hoping Mexico would choke. Even a draw would have been amusing...

Looking forward to the next round :) Good luck, guys!

MK said...

I'll be behind the goal in the Sons of Ben section!

Kevin Brunton said...

You do realize that if Mexico had lost their 3rd game, they would have likely finished in 3rd place and therefore, it would have been US v. Mexico in the quarterfinals.

pdrcoot said...

Assuming the USA can get through Saturday's game it would setup a possible third game in a month with Honduras. If so let's hope the third time is not a charm for them.

Here's my predictions for the games:

USA 2 Panama 1
Honduras 2 Canada 1
Costa Rica 1 Guadeloupe 0
Haiti 1 Mexico 1 Haiti advances on PK's