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Gold Cup

  • July 21, 2013
  • • 4:00 PM
  • • M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Referee: E. Wijngaarde
  • • Attendance: 70540

Live Commentary

  • That's it! The USA is into the Gold Cup semis after a 5-1 win over El Salvador. Despite the El Salvador goal before halftime, the U.S. was never really troubled and had control throughout
  • 89'
    Great ball by Shea finds Johnson, whose header is saved. Portillo hasn't had a bad game, despite conceding five times
  • 86'
    Donovan almost with another goal, but his shot is miraculously headed clear by an El Salvador defender after a terrible giveaway in the box
  • 84'
    GOAL USA! Donovan with his third assist of the day to Diskerud, who heads home from close range. Donovan has easily been man of the match in what is now a route. 5-1
  • 83'
    Assist Landon Donovan
  • 83'
    Goal M. Diskerud
  • 78'
    Assist Eddie Johnson
  • 78'
    Goal Landon Donovan
  • 78'
    GOAL USA! Johnson flicks a header on for Donovan, who rounds the goalkeeper and slots home. Simple stuff for the USA and that's game over
  • 75'
    SubstitutionMatt Besler M. Orozco
  • 74'
    After threatening for most of the game, they sky has opened up here in Baltimore and the rain is coming down
  • 73'
    SubstitutionR. Zelaya G. Mayén
  • 70'
    Chance for Johnson off another good ball from Parkhurst, but the Sounders forward snatches at his shot from the top of the box
  • 68'
    Yellow Card D. Cerén
  • 66'
    SubstitutionJ. Torres Brek Shea
  • 66'
    Just on the field, Brek Shea delivers a good low cross, which eventually lands with Beckerman, whose shot is palmed away by Portillo
  • 65'
    El Salvador with a quick break, but Menjivar fires well over. Tough task for the Central Americans now
  • 61'
    EJ was on the field for 14 seconds before he scored. That's what we call instant impact
  • 60'
    Assist Landon Donovan
  • 60'
    Goal Eddie Johnson
  • 60'
    SubstitutionChris Wondolowski Eddie Johnson
  • 60'
    GOAL USA! And with his first touch of the game, Eddie Johnson heads home off a Donovan short corner! Incredible
  • 60'
    Zelaya looks to be either injured or just very tired. Something to monitor as the game goes on. Eddie Johnson coming in for Wondolowski now for the USA
  • 55'
    Good work by Torres down the left flank wins the USA a free kick. El Salvador heads it clear
  • 55'
    Good work by Torres down the left flank wins the USA a free kick.
  • 53'
    Beckerman with a long range effort that Portillo beats away. Another good save from the Salvadoran keeper
  • 50'
    More chances for El Salvador, but Zelaya fires wide with his left foot. The "visitors" are looking dangerous early on in the second half
  • 49'
    Chance for El Salvador! Zelaya tears though the U.S. defense, but passes up a chance to shoot and lays off to Santamaria, who blazes a shot over the bar
  • 46'
    SubstitutionM. Blanco Rafael Edgardo Burgos
  • 46'
    SubstitutionO. Romero K. Santamaría
  • 46'
    We are underway in the second half!
  • 45'
    Halftime. Exciting stuff out there as the USA leads 2-1. The Yanks will not be happy, as they had several chances to go up 3-0, and instead conceded a penalty before the half to give El Salvador life
  • 43'
    Beckerman lets fly with a shot and Portillo, who's had a good half despite conceding twice, dives in with a save
  • 39'
    Penalty Goal R. Zelaya
  • 39'
    GOAL EL SALVADOR! Zelaya goes with the cheeky chipped penalty and it's 2-1
  • 38'
    Penalty to El Salvador! Beasley brings down Zelaya in the box, who had run past three USA defenders. He stepped right in front of the forward, so it looked like a pretty obvious call
  • 37'
    Huge save Portillo! Donovan with a great move and cut back to Corona, who nearly had his second.
  • 35'
    Corona's header is saved off another short corner. The USA is very close to putting this one to bed, as the crowd has fallen silent
  • 34'
    Great interplay from Beckerman and Parkhurst, and the right back's close-range shot is saved by the face of Portillo, who didn't appear to know too much about it
  • 31'
    Right away, Donovan has a chance to really put the game away, but his chip on a breakaway goes right into the keeper's hands
  • 30'
    Great penetrating run by Donovan, who dishes it to Wondolowski. The striker then lays it off to Corona, who calmly cuts onto his right and finishes low into the corner. Huge 2-0 lead for the USA now
  • 29'
    Assist Chris Wondolowski
  • 29'
    Goal J. Corona
  • 29'
  • 26'
    Two huge saves by Rimando! The first is to deny Blanco from close range, then another on a slow roller that was going into the far corner. On top of it, the goalkeeper climbs the ladder to claim the ensuing corner
  • 22'
    Really neat routine off a short corner. Parkhurst with a lovely short chip over the top for Donovan, who crosses low for Goodson to tap home
  • 21'
    Assist Landon Donovan
  • 21'
    Goal C. Goodson
  • 21'
    GOAL USA! It's Clarence Goodson!
  • 20'
    Corona looking dangerous down the right side, whips in another cross which is cleared for a corner. USA with the better of play in the opening 20
  • 18'
    Torres whips in a corner and Portillo completely misses it in goal. Moment of danger is cleared, though
  • 16'
    At the other end, Goodson knocks Zelaya over for a free kick. The defender picks up a yellow for his troubles. That seemed a bit harsh this early in the game
  • 15'
    Yellow Card C. Goodson
  • 15'
    Great cross by Parkhurst to Diskerud and the midfielder completely whiffs at the spot! Best chance for the USA all game
  • 10'
    Half an appeal for a handball against Goodson in the box, and the Salvadoran crowd goes nuts. Looked like a good no call from here
  • 8'
    Plenty of offside calls early on, taking rhythm out of the game
  • 5'
    Beckerman with a few loose long balls in the early going. Game being mostly played in El Salvador's half though
  • 4'
    Beasley looking to really get involved in the attack in the early going, with a couple intrepid runs down the left flank
  • 3'
    U.S. spell of possession and the fans are booing loudly
  • 1'
    We're off!
  • Anthems are done and we're just about ready to go!
  • The players are coming on the field and the Salvadoran fans are going nuts. Anthems to come....
  • Some ominous looking clouds are starting to roll in here. Worth monitoring as the game goes on
  • For the USA, new arrival Matt Besler slides right into the starting lineup in favor of Michael Orozco. Mix Diskerud is preferred to Stuart Holden in the center of the midfield.
  • USA: Rimando; Parkhurst, Besler, Goodson, Beasley; Corona, Beckerman, Diskerud, Torres; Donovan, Wondolowski
  • El Salvador: Portillo; Garcia, Turcios, Henriquez, Posadas; Ceren, Menjivar, Romero, A. Flores; Blanco, Zelaya.
  • Here are today's lineups....
  • The stadium is filling up here and as expected, there is a massive El Salvador presence here. It's probably about a 75-25 split right now in terms of fans
  • Good afternoon from Baltimore! This is Seth Vertelney with you here at M&T Bank Stadium for today's Gold Cup quarterfinal between the United States and El Salvador