Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Guatemala completes Gold Cup field
January 22nd, 2011 1:50AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  gold cup

MOST COMMENTED

[COPA CENTROAMERICANA] Guatemala captured the 12th and final berth at the 2011 Concacaf Gold Cup in the United States when it rallied to beat Nicaragua, 2-1, in the fifth-place game at the Copa Centroamericana in Panama City on Friday. Honduras and Costa Rica advanced to Sunday's final with wins in Friday's semifinals.

Manuel Leon scored with a diving header in the 66th minute to give Guatemala the win and gain revenge for its loss to Nicaragua in the 2009 fifth-place game. That 2-0 loss eliminated the Chapines, who missed qualifying for the Gold Cup for only the second time.

The rest of the 12-team field consists of the four Copa Centroamericana semifinalists Honduras, Panama, El Salvador and Costa Rica; Caribbean qualifiers Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Cuba and Grenada, and automatic qualifiers Canada, Mexico and the United States.

In the Centroamericana semifinals, Honduras beat El Salvador, 2-0, while Costa Rica eliminated host Panama, 4-2, in a shootout after a 1-1 draw.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Friday: Switchbacks romp in snow storm    
An April snow storm socked the Rockies on Friday night, but it couldn't stop the Colorado ...
MLS Friday: Red Bulls set standard high    
The New York Red Bulls remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes ...
What They're Saying: Dominic Kinnear    
"Us passing to them didn't help." -- San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear on what made the ...
USA-Mexico watched by almost 4.5 million fans    
Wednesday's USA-Mexico game averaged almost 4.5 million viewers on Spanish-language networks UniMas and UDN and Fox ...
NWSL Weekend: Sky Blue FC aims to extend streak    
It's a big weekend for pro soccer in the New York metropolitan area. New York City ...
NASL Weekend: Cosmos greats return for Raul home debut    
The New York Cosmos open their third season at home on Saturday, and they'll have special ...
USL Thursday: Sounders 2 fall, Rhinos impress on road    
Sounders FC 2, one of three unbeaten and untied teams in the USL, dropped its first ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"When some speak and others are silenced, democracy and football lose." -- FIFA presidential candidate Luis ...
What They're Saying: Joey Saputo    
"You can't go in with the attitude that we have no chance. We're here. We didn't ...
What They're Saying: Adrian Heath    
"We went on preseason to Charleston and we hired a few vans to transport everyone around. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives