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Gold Cup

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

Gold Cup Preview: USA - El Salvador

Gold Cup Preview: USA - El Salvador

Jonathan Ferrey

The USA looks to continue its perfect start to the Gold Cup against El Salvador, which snuck into the quarterfinals via the third-placed backdoor.

USA (4-2-3-1): Rimando; Parkhurst, Orozco, Besler, Beasley; Beckerman, Holden; Torres, Donovan, E. Johnson; Wondolowski.


GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Jose Torres (Tigres)

FORWARDS: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes)
El Salvador (4-4-2): Portillo, Garcia, Turcios, Posadas, Henriquez; Menjivar, Ceren, Romero, Flores; Zelaya, Blanco.


GOALKEEPERS: Dagoberto Portillo (Luis Ángel Firpo), Benji Villalobos (Águila), Derby Carrillo (Santa Tecla)

DEFENDERS: Xavier García (Luis Ángel Firpo), Víctor Turcios (RoPS), Steve Purdy (Chivas USA), José Miguel Granadino (El Salvador FAS), Alexander Larín (FAS), Marcelo Alejandro Posadas (Santa Tacla), Mardoqueo Henríquez (Águila)

MIDFIELDERS: Richard Menjivar (Atlanta Silverbacks), Darwin Céren (Juventud Independiente), Osael Romero (Alianza), Kevin Santamaría (Santa Tecla), Andrés Flores (Metapán), Darwin Bonilla (Águila), Gerson Mayen (FAS), Odir Flores (Alianza), Néstor Renderos (FAS),

FORWARDS: Rafael Burgos (Kecskeméti), Rodolfo Zelaya (Alianza), Dustin Corea (Skive), Léster Blanco (Metapán)

  • Before the knockout round, Jurgen Klinsmann released four players - Jack McInerney, Herculez Gomez, Corey Ashe and Oguchi Onyweu - and added Matt Besler, Heculez Gomez, Eddie Johnson and Alan Gordon.
  • Omar Gonzalez will not be available to play on Sunday, as he will be with the LA Galaxy for their game against the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night.
  • The United States finished atop Group C with nine points. The Yanks were the only team to win all of their group stage games, defeating Belize, Cuba and Costa Rica.
  • El Salvador finished third in Group B with four points and qualified for the knockout rounds as the best third-placed side.
  • The USA's Chris Wondolowski is the Gold Cup's leading goalscorer with five goals.


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1Dagoberto PortilloGoalkeeper
2X. GarcíaDefender
-M. PosadasDefender
-José Mardoqueo HenríquezDefender
5V. TurciosDefender
-R. MenjivarMidfielder
13D. CerénMidfielder
8O. RomeroMidfielder
-A. FloresMidfielder
11R. ZelayaStriker
-M. BlancoMidfielder
18B. VillalobosGoalkeeper
-D. CarrilloGoalkeeper
4Steve PurdyDefender
-José GranadinoDefender
-K. SantamaríaMidfielder
-A. LarínDefender
-D. BonillaMidfielder
-G. MayénMidfielder
-Josué Odir FloresMidfielder
-N. RenderosDefender
9Rafael Edgardo BurgosStriker
-Dustin CoreaStriker

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