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Gold Cup

  • June 22, 2011
  • • 10:00 PM
  • • NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: W. Lopez
  • • Attendance: 70627

Live Commentary

  • That's it! Mexico gets past Honduras 2-0 in extra time, setting up a final showdown against the United States on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Should be a cracker of a match.
  • 117'
    Mexico just passing out the clock now
  • 115'
    Yellow/Red R. Espinoza
  • 115'
    Espinoza gets the boot after his second yellow, which was richly deserved after a late, high challenge on Juarez. Could have been a straight red, really.
  • 111'
    Torres Nilo fires from the top of the box with his left and it brushes the outside of the far post
  • 109'
    Yellow Card R. Espinoza
  • 109'
    Frustration starting to mount for Honduras, who worked so hard for 90 minutes, only to see Mexico score twice in the first half of extra time
  • 106'
    The second half of extra time is underway
  • 105'
    Aguilar almost makes it three right before the extra-time break as his strike is saved off the crossbar by Valladares
  • 104'
    Mexico looking for more, as Aguilar crosses for Chicharito, who wins a header that just floats over the crossbar
  • 102'
    SubstitutionP. Barrera Paul Nicolás Aguilar
  • 100'
    Barrera hit a corner kick and De Nigris won the header, which fell to Chicharito who had an easy tap in at the doorstep
  • 99'
    Assist A. De Nigris
  • 99'
    Goal Javier Hernández
  • 99'
    GOAL MEXICO! It's Chicharito with his trademark close-range finish! Game over.
  • 98'
    Hernandez lays it off to dos Santos at the top of the box, but he steers his shot wide. Hasn't been the greatest night for him
  • 95'
    What a header it was too. De Nigris came to the near post and was able to steer his header inside the post. Most would have put that one well wide
  • 94'
    Yellow Card A. De Nigris
  • 94'
    GOAL MEXICO! It's Aldo De Nigris on a header off a corner!
  • 93'
    Assist P. Barrera
  • 93'
    Goal A. De Nigris
  • 91'
    Here we go in extra time
  • 90' + 2'
    That's it for regular time. It's still 0-0 and we've got 30 minutes of extra time coming up
  • 90' + 1'
    Yellow Card O. Chávez
  • 90' + 1'
    Cross in by Honduras and Chavez crashes into Talavera in the air. Clear yellow card
  • 90'
    Espinoza with a rocket from long range but Talavera makes a HUGE save! Great strike by Espinoza
  • 88'
    WHAT A CHANCE! Gio played in all alone on a breakaway on Valladares, but his shot flashes wide of the far post. That was the game right there
  • 86'
    Honduras has clearly come out tonight to frustrate the more talented Mexicans and so far, you'd have to say they've accomplished their goal
  • 85'
    Honduras puts the ball in Mexico's net, but the play is flagged offside. Replays show Costly was pretty clearly offside
  • 80'
    Entering the final ten minutes. Is this match destined for extra time?
  • 78'
    Costly goes down in the box and wants a penalty. Ref isn't having it, but I've seen them given for less. Mexico fortunate there
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Juan Carlos García
  • 74'
    Free kick for Mexico….Barrera delivers a great ball and Chicharito wins the header over Valladares, but his header somehow goes wide. What a chance!
  • 73'
    Yellow Card M. Sabillón
  • 71'
    SubstitutionJ. Bengtson Carlo Costly
  • 70'
    Honduras uses its final sub with Costly coming in for Bengston. Seems a bit early for a game that could go another 50 minutes
  • 67'
    Chance Mexico! Barrera fires from long range and Valladares gets a palm on it and the ball goes straight up, hits the crossbar, and goes out for a corner
  • 65'
    Chicharito almost gets through the Honduras defense, but Valladares comes out well to smother the ball
  • 64'
    Gio tries to carve up the Honduran defense, but his final ball gets away from De Nigris
  • 62'
    Mexico is finding the knockout stages to be much tougher than the group phase. After cruising in its first three matches, it snuck by Guatemala 2-1 in the quarters and now Honduras is giving it all it can handle
  • 61'
    SubstitutionJ. Portillo Ramón Fernando Núñez Reyes
  • 59'
    Honduras with a good spell of possession in the Mexican half, but Bengston is whistled for offside to end the threat
  • 56'
    SubstitutionC. Salcido Jorge Emmanuel Torres
  • 55'
    Mexico tries to counter, but Honduras gets back very well, Leveron winning the header on Barrera's cross
  • 53'
    SubstitutionA. Guardado A. De Nigris
  • 52'
    Yellow Card E. Juárez
  • 50'
    Marquez strikes right into the wall and Castro's shot from the top of the box off the rebound is badly mis-hit. Danger averted.
  • 48'
    Thomas fouls Juarez in a dangerous spot. Looks like he got the ball upon replay
  • 46'
    SubstitutionV. Bernárdez J. Leverón
  • 46'
    The second half is underway.....
  • That's the half. It's scoreless and Honduras has acquitted itself well in this match. Its defense has been solid and has frustrated the Mexicans for the most part thus far
  • 41'
    So close Mexico! Guardado shoots near post and Chicharito nearly steers it home. Good defensive play by Juan Garcia to stick with him
  • 39'
    Yellow Card J. Portillo
  • 39'
    Portillo with a silly challenge from behind on Juarez near midfield rightly earns him a booking
  • 37'
    Yellow Card Gerardo Torrado
  • 36'
    Game's starting to have a good rhythm to it. Attacks going back and forth, but no clear-cut chances at either end
  • 32'
    Barrera played in on a great long ball, but his control lets him down right in front of goal and Valladares collects easily
  • 28'
    Barrera plays Chicharito in, but Chavez comes over well to win it. Chicharito has been very quiet thus far
  • 26'
    Mejia gets the first half-chance for Honduras, but his shot is poor, and flies well high and wide
  • 22'
    Gio dos Santos causing problems for Honduras down the right flank, but he's whistled for offside
  • 17'
    Yellow Card V. Bernárdez
  • 17'
    Mexico starting to impose itself on the match, as they've had the only real scoring chances so far
  • 12'
    Free kick for Mexico near the corner spot taken by Guardado and Moreno flies in and wins the header, but JUST heads wide of the far post
  • 9'
    Barrera is played through, but Chavez comes over to clear up the danger.
  • 6'
    That was dangerous. Honduras can't give the ball away so cheaply
  • 5'
    Quick fire Mexico counter springs Chicharito who drops to Guardado, who unleashes a left-footed rocket just wide of the far post.
  • 1'
    We are off!
  • We'll start shortly here. Remember, the winner will face the USA Saturday in the final at the Rose Bowl.
  • And the Honduras XI: Valladares; Garcia, Sabillon, J Garcia, Bernardez, Chavez, Espinoza, Portillo, Thomas, Mejia, Bengston.
  • Here's your Mexico XI: Talavera, Márquez, Salcido, Moreno, Juárez, Guardado, Torrado, Castro, Barrera, dos Santos, Chicharito
  • Hello everybody, Seth Vertelney here to take you through this second semifinal tonight: Honduras v. Mexico