2013 Gold Cup: Belize 1 – USA 6

The United States got a strong first-half performance from Chris Wondolowski, recording a hat-trick as the US beat Belize 6-1 in Group C. Wondolowski opened the scoring in the 12th minute, doubling the lead in the 39th. Belize cut the US lead in half with Ian Gaynair scoring in the 42nd minute, but Wondolowski answered back almost immediately with his third goal. Second-half substitute Stuart Holden made it 4-1 in the 58th minute and Michael Orozco added another USA goal in the 73rd. Landon Donovan finished off the scoring from the penalty spot in the 77th minute. Donovan is now the first US player with 50 goals and 50 assists.

In the other Group C game, Costa Rica shutout Cuba 3-0 with goals from Michael Barrantes (52nd), Jairo Arrieta (71st), and Barrantes again in the 77th. The United States continues Group C play on Saturday against Cuba from Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah (3:30pm ET – Fox Soccer).


Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Belize
Date: July 9, 2013
Competition: CONCACAF Gold Cup – Group C
Venue: JELD-WEN Field – Portland, Ore.
Kickoff: 8:06 p.m. PT
Attendance: TBD
Weather: 75 degrees and sunny

Scoring Summary:    1      2      F
USA                               3      3      6
BLZ                                1      0      1

USA – Chris Wondolowski                                       12th minute
USA – Chris Wondolowski (Kyle Beckerman)             37
BLZ – Ian Gaynair (Elroy Smith)                              40
USA – Chris Wondolowski (Michael Parkhurst)          41
USA – Stuart Holden (Landon Donovan)                   58
USA – Michael Orozco Fiscal (Landon Donovan)         72
USA – Landon Donovan (penalty kick)                       76

USA: 1-Nick Rimando; 15-Michael Parkhurst, 4-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 21-Clarence Goodson, 7-DaMarcus Beasley (capt.); 14-Kyle Beckerman (11-Stuart Holden, 46); 6-Joe Corona (20-Alejandro Bedoya, 66), 8-Mix Diskerud, 16-Jose Torres (23-Brek Shea, 61); 10-Landon Donovan, 19-Chris Wondolowski
Substitutions Not Used: 2-Edgar Castillo; 3-Corey Ashe, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 9-Herculez Gomez, 12-Sean Johnson, 13-Tony Beltran, 17-Will Bruin, 18-Jack McInerney, 22-Bill Hamid
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

BLZ: 27-Shane Orio; 3-Trevor Lennen (28-Harrison Tasher, 64), 6-Evan Mariano, 7-Ian Gaynair, 8-Elroy Smith, 9-Deon McCaulay, 10-Harrison Roches (2-David Trapp, 46), 16-Ashley Torres (11-Michael Salazar, 77), 18-Evral Trapp, 20-Daniel Jimenez, 23-Tyrone Pandy
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Woodrow West, 5-Kahlil Velasquez, 12-Elroy Kuylen, 13-Dalton Eiley, 14-Andres Makin, 22-Frank Lopez, 24-Lennox Castillo, 25-Devon Makin, 30-Luis Torres
Head coach: Ian Mork

Stats Summary: USA / BLZ
Shots: 26/7
Shots on Goal: 4/18
Saves: 4/1
Corner Kicks: 8/5
Fouls: 7/13
Offsides: 2/1

Misconduct Summary:
BLZ – Trevor Lennen (caution)                      46th minute

Referee: Hector Rodriguez (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Hermenerito Leal (GUA)
Assistant Referee 2: Ramon Louisville (SUR)
Fourth Official: Courtney Campbell (JAM)

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