ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matthew Hoppe scored his first world goal on a header in the 83rd minute and the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 Sunday evening to realize the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Hoppe, making his 2d world look, nodded residence a gross from Cristian Roldan from honest within the 6-yard box, and the U.S. eradicated the 45th-ranked Reggae Boyz for the third straight Gold Cup.
The 20th-ranked U.S. will face Qatar, an invited guest sooner than its internet hosting next one year’s World Cup, on Thursday in Austin, Texas. It goes to be the 11th consecutive Gold Cup semifinal for the American citizens, who last won in 2017 once they beat Jamaica in the last.
Goalkeeper Matt Turner had his third shutout in four fits.
U.S. Gregg Berhalter, the exhaust of a mostly junior varsity roster, started honest three gamers who survey gargantuan playing time when first-resolution gamers are on hand: Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget and Paul Arriola.
Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Sergiño Dest, Zack Steffen and Josh Sargent were among the many regulars who skipped the tournament for shuttle adopted by European preseasons.
In the hole recreation of the doubleheader, No. 70 Canada beat 50th-ranked Costa Rica 1-0 to realize its first Gold Cup semifinal since 2007, when it misplaced 2-1 to the U.S.
Junior Hoilett scored in the 18th minute, his 13th world goal and 2d of the tournament, and Stephen Eustáquio added his third goal of the tournament in the 69th after the ball rebounded off Francisco Calvo and into his direction.
Canada will play defending champion Mexico in Houston on Thursday.
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