Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Guatemala completes Gold Cup field
January 22nd, 2011 1:50AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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
What They're Saying: Gerardo Martino    
"The players have no reason to not continue trying. They do it with honesty and effort. ...
By the Numbers: USA at the Copa Centenario    
The USA finished with a 3-3-0 (W-L-T) record -- its best record in four trips to ...
MLS Talking Points: Sounders' script is same    
The story was the same for the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Another New York opponent. Another ...
Messi says he's quitting Argentina    
The lasting image of the Copa Centenario won't be of Lionel Messi's free kick against the ...
Video Pick: Another big final miss for Higuain    
Bad luck seems to follow Gonzalo Higuain into the finals his goals have helped Argentina reach ...
Crowd Count: Copa Centenario averages more than 46,000    
The Argentina-Chile final at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, drew 82,026 fans, pushing the ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Every day you learn. You learn about every individual, about your group, about the chemistry, about ...
MLS Week 16: Results & standings    
Diego Valeri converted two penalty kicks, the second in stoppage time, and assisted on the third ...
USA-Colombia Copa Centenario Player Ratings    
The USA finished the Copa America Centenario the same way it had started the tournament: shut ...
Euro 2016: Griezmann rescues France with pair of goals    
Antoine Griezmann scored two goals four minutes apart to lead host France to a 2-1 win ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives