The United States held on for an ugly 1-0 win against Curacao at the Gold Cup quarterfinals in Philadelphia on Sunday night to reach the final four of the tournament.
Christian Pulisic, wearing the captain's armband for just the second time, led Gregg Berhalter's first-choice lineup against Curacao and nearly scored twice inside the first five minutes but missed wide on one shot and saw another miraculously saved by goalkeeper Eloy Room.
Despite the early pressure and dominating possession,...
PHILADELPHIA -- U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter insists his side is sufficiently wary of Curacao heading into Sunday's Gold Cup quarterfinal, going so far as to call the tournament upstarts "dangerous."
Curacao is ranked 79th by FIFA, but managed to progress out of a group containing Jamaica, El Salvador and Honduras. Curacao also draws from its Dutch influence with much of the roster either playing in Holland currently or at some point in their careers.
We are down to the final eight teams in the Gold Cup. Central American stalwarts Honduras and El Salvador have gone home, while surprises abound like Curacao and Haiti, plus the top teams in the region like Mexico and the United States.
Here is the lowdown on each of the four quarterfinal clashes:
HAITI vs. CANADAWHERE: NRG Stadium, Houston WHEN: Saturday 7:00 PM ET
THE STORY SO FAR: For the first time in its history, Haiti finished atop their Gold Cup group and head into the knockout round...