2013 Gold Cup Semifinals: USA 3 – Honduras 1

The United States National Team advanced to the Gold Cup final after beating Honduras 3-1 on Wednesday night at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Eddie Johnson opened the scoring in the 11th minute and Landon Donovan doubled the lead in the 27th minute. Nery Medina pulled a goal back for Honduras in the 52nd minute but Donovan scored again a minute later. The referee sent off US coach Jurgen Klinsmann for dissent in the 87th minute. The CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee will determine his status for the final in Chicago on Sunday (4pm ET – Fox).

In the second semifinal, Panama beat Mexico 2-1. Blas Perez opened the scoring in the 13th minute with Luis Montes equalizing for Mexico in the 26th. Roman Torres scored Panama’s winner in the 61st minute. 


Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Honduras
Date: July 24, 2013
Competition: CONCACAF Gold Cup – Semifinal
Venue: Cowboys Stadium – Dallas, Texas
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET
Weather: indoors
Scoring Summary:    1      2      F
USA                            2      1      3
HON                           0      1      1

USA – Eddie Johnson (Landon Donovan)              11th minute
USA –Landon Donovan (Alejandro Bedoya)           27
HON – Nery Medina (Marvin Chavez)                    52
USA – Landon Donovan (Alejandro Bedoya)          53

USA: 1-Nick Rimando; 15-Michael Parkhurst, 25-Matt Besler, 21-Clarence Goodson, 7-DaMarcus Beasley (capt.); 14-Kyle Beckerman (8-Mix Diskerud, 67), 11-Stuart Holden; 20-Alejandro Bedoya, 10-Landon Donovan (19-Chris Wondolowski, 72), 16-Jose Torres (23-Brek Shea, 67); 26-Eddie Johnson
Substitutions Not Used: 2-Edgar Castillo, 4-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 6-Joe Corona,12-Sean Johnson,13-Tony Beltran, 17-Will Bruin, 22-Bill Hamid, 24-Omar Gonzalez, 27-Alan Gordon
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

HON: 22-Donis Escobar; 3-Brayan Beckeles, 2-Osman Chavez (capt.), 13-Nery Medina, 6-Juan Carlos Garcia; 23-Edder Delgado, 20-Jorge Claros, 16-Alexander Lopez (9-Jerry Palacios, 46); 14-Andy Najar, 21-Roger Rojas (11-Rony Martinez, 69), 7-Diego Reyes (17-Marvin Chavez, 46)
Subs not used: 1-Jose Mendoza, 5-Jose Velasquez, 8-Gerson Rodas, 10-Mario Martinez, 12-Orlin Peralta, 15-Mario Berrios, 18-Kevin Hernandez, 19-Wilmer Fuentes, 24-Erick Norales
Head Coach: Luis Fernando Suarez

Stats Summary: USA / HON
Shots: 18 / 11
Shots on Goal: 5 / 2
Saves: 2 / 4
Corner Kicks: 2 / 2
Fouls: 13 / 18
Offside: 3 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Eddie Johnson (caution)                     90+2 minute

Referee: Walter Quesada (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavio Jara (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Hermenerito Leal (GUA)
Fourth Official: Jeffery Solis (CRC)

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