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. CANADA
WHERE: 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...
HOUSTON -- When the Canadian and Haitian national anthems sound out in NRG Stadium on Saturday ahead of the Gold Cup quarterfinal between the two nations, you could forgive Jonathan David for feeling that little bit more emotion than usual.
David speaks French and Haitian Creole at home, grew up in Haiti until age 6 -- he was actually born in the United States, moved to Haiti as a baby and then to Ottawa when he was six -- and maintains strong links to the Caribbean country.
HOUSTON -- Canada head coach John Herdman tells a story about the New Zealand women's national team's bus being hijacked in Papua New Guinea, the equipment stolen and the players left stranded.
The 43-year-old has been involved in more than 20 international tournaments over his career, and while this Gold Cup hasn't thrown up a story quite as extreme as a bus hijacking, for Herdman and the rest of the head coaches, backroom staff and players it has presented quite the challenge.
Lucas Cavallini and Jonathan David each scored a hat trick as Canada romped to a 7-0 win over Cuba in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday to seal their spot in the Gold Cup quarterfinals.
It marked the first time that two players have had hat tricks in the same game at the biennial tournament that crowns the continental champion of CONCACAF -- the federation for North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
David put Canada ahead in the fourth minute before Cavallini took over the Group A clash...