Gold Cup Quarterfinals Set

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Gary Stempel will live another few days as Panama’s Coach. Needing a three point victory, Stempel’s underachieving Panamaian side crushed tournament newbies Nicargaua 4-0 to claim the final Quarterfinal birth. Now Panama faces a United States side that they have played well against in each of the last two Gold Cups. Mexico’s win over Guadeloupe gave them the group title and will set them up against Haiti. The Haitians have to be pleased with their performance in this tournament and any further advancement would be a bonus.

Canada, the best team thus far in this tournament will face a Honduran “B” team and could face the United States in the semifinal. In the other quarterfinal Guadeloupe will face off with Costa Rica, minus two suspended players.