El Salvador lead Jamaica 1-0 at half time — Gold Cup

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Neither team could break through on a relatively mild night, although Mexico (1-0-1) dominated chances.

Along with our usual preview and predictions, we once again have the privilege to invite Nathan Carr, who will provide us with his thoughts on Curacao.

We think we have to respect them and try to control them with good circulation.

Quarter finals will be played Wednesday and Thursday this week as double headers with the first at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia hosting Costa Rica vs Panama followed by USA vs El Salvador.

Curacao v Mexico on 17-07-2017 in CONCACAF Gold Cup. It is unfortunate for Curacao but someone has to go home. Being able to bring a red-hot Rodney Wallace off your B-team bench speaks well to one's depth. Los Canaleros haven't been perfect but as the USMNT learned in the group-stage opener, this is a resilient squad and a tough out. "We are pretty satisfied that we advanced", Mattocks, who also netted in the first game against Curacao, said. Jamaican defender Jermaine Taylor deflected it off his head over the crossbar to keep the match scoreless.

Curacao are eliminated from advancing past the group stage after disappointing showings in their first two games.

Shortly after the 50-minute mark Mexico turned up the pressure, forcing goalkeeper Andre Blake to make two saves in quick succession. Two years later, they're playing for the top spot in Group C. With the Reggae Boyz sitting far back, it wasn't that much of a surprise to see Mexico stumble to a 0-0 draw. "El Tri" and Jamaica did not draw blood throughout 90 minutes, despite the stats indicating a lopsided game in favor of the Mexican team.

"We never felt like we were going to lose the game", Pompilio Paez said.

To say Honduras has underwhelmed would be an understatement. Its vaunted counterattack has faltered.

Group C action continues on Sunday when Mexico play Curacao and Jamaica face El Salvador in San Antonio, Texas. All of their roster, apart from three players, play across Europe at different capacities. "We didn't perform as we should have".

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