GOLD CUP WRAP – Day 8: Guatemala and Honduras join Jamaica in the knockout stage

Group B of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup has now been completed with both Jamaica and Honduras, plus Guatemala, moving through to the quarter-finals.

Group B of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup has now been completed with both Jamaica and Honduras, plus Guatemala, moving through to the quarter-finals.

Yesterday saw a double header at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey with Guatemala qualifying for the knockout stage with a 4-0 victory over Grenada.

Guatemala moved to third, equal points with Honduras, thanks to goals from Jose Del Aguila, Marco Pappa, Carlos Ruiz and Carlos Gallardo to make them the best third-placed team in the tournament ahead of Tuesday’s final Group C matches.

With the two best-placed third teams progressing to the quarters, Guatemala are now into the next phase with either Canada, El Salvador or the USA to take up the other position.

In Group B’s other match, Ryan Johnson scored the only goal of Jamaica’s 1-0 win over Honduras to give the Reggae Boyz a perfect record in the group stage, setting them up with a clash with the runners-up of Group C.

Honduras have their quarter-final match-up set with a meeting with Costa Rica at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford on Saturday.

The final group matches will be played Tuesday between Canada and Panama and Guadeloupe and the USA.

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup re-cap

Group A
Sunday June 5
Costa Rica: 5 (Marco Urena 7’/46’, Alvaro Saborio 41’, Heiner Mora 47’, Joel Campbell 71’)
Cuba: 0
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX – 80,108

Mexico: 5 (Efrain Juarez 55’, Aldo de Nigris 58’, Javier Hernandez 59’/67’/90+5’)
El Salvador: 0 (red card: Marvin Gonzalez 90+4’)
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX – 80,108

Thursday June 9
Costa Rica: 1 (Randall Brenes 90+5’)
El Salvador: 1 (Rodolfo Zelaya 44’)
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC – 30,530

Cuba: 0
Mexico: 5 (Javier Hernandez 35’/75’, Giovani dos Santos 63’/68’, Aldo de Nigri 65’)
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC – 46,012

Sunday June 12
El Salvador: 6 (Rodolfo Zelaya 11’/70’, Osael Romero 28’, Lester Blanco 69’, Arturo Alvarez 83’, Eliseo Quintanilla 90+4’)
Cuba: 1 (Yenier Marquez 82’)
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL – 62,000

Mexico: 4 (Rafael Marquez 17’, Andres Guardado 19’/26’, Pablo Barrerra 38’)
Costa Rica: 1 (Marcos Urena 69’)
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL – 62,000

Group B
Monday June 6
Jamaica: 4 (Luton Shelton 21’, Ryan Johnson 39’, Demar Phillips 79’, Omar Daley 84’)
Grenada 0
The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA – 6,500

Honduras: 0
Guatemala: 0 (red card: Gustavo Cabrera 61’)
The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA – 6,500

Friday June 10
Jamaica: 2 (Demar Phillips 65’/77’)
Guatemala: 0 (red card: Cristian Noriega 69’)
FIU Stadium, Miami, FL – 18,057

Grenada: 1 (Clive Murray 18’)
Honduras: 7 (Jerry Bengtson 26’/36’, Carlo Costly 28’/67’/71’, Walter Martinez 88’, Alfredo Mejiya 90+3’)
FIU Stadium, Miami, FL – 18,057

Monday June 13
Guatemala: 4 (Jose Del Aguila 16’, Marco Pappa 22’, Carlos Ruiz 54’, Carlos Gallardo 59’)
Grenada: 0
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ – 25,000

Honduras: 0
Jamaica: 1 (Ryan Johnson 36’)
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ – 25,000

Group C
Tuesday June 7
Panama: 3 (Blas Perez 28’, Luis Tejada 31’, Gabriel Gomez (p) 56’)
Guadeloupe: 2 (Brice Jovial 64’/78’ – red card: Mickael Tacalfred 37’)
Ford Field, Detroit, MI – 28,209

USA: 2 (Jozy Altidore 15’, Clint Dempsey 62’)
Canada: 0
Ford Field, Detroit, MI – 28,209

Saturday June 11
Canada: 1 (Dwayne De Rosario (p) 50’)
Guadeloupe: 0 (red card: Jean Luc Lombarde 2’)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL – 27,731

USA: 1 (Clarence Goodson 66’)
Panama: 2 (Luis Tejada 19’, Gabriel Gomez (p) 35’)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL – 27,731

 
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