Ticos advance with narrow win
[GOLD CUP: Group C] Costa Rica struggled to put away Belize, getting only a spectacular own goal from the Jaguars' Dalton
Elley early in the second half to win, 1-0, and clinch a berth in the Gold Cup quarterfinals. The match followed the USA-Cuba game and was played in a near-empty Rio Tinto Stadium.
Group C play concludes Tuesday in East Hartford, Conn. The USA will win the group with a win or tie against Costa Rica, which it will also meet in their next World Cup 2014 qualifier in September.
Belize and Cuba both remain alive despite opening with two losses. If El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago don't win their Group B matches on Monday, the winner of the Belize-Cuba game --
if there is a winner -- will advance as the second third-place team.
Group C Results:
July 13 in Sandy,
USA 4 (Donovan pen. 46+, Corona 57, Wondolowski 66, 85) Cuba 1 (Ciprian 36).
Costa Rica 1 (own goal 49) Belize 0.
July 9 in Portland, Ore.
Costa Rica 3 (Barrantes 51, 77, Arrieta 67) Cuba 0.
USA 6 (Wondolowski 12, 39,
43, Holden 58, Orozco-Fiscal 73, Donovan pen. 76) Belize 1 (Gaynair 42).
Group C Schedule:
July 16 in East Hartford, Conn.
Cuba vs. Belize, 5:30 p.m.
USA vs. Costa Rica, 8 p.m.
Group C Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
6 USA 2-0-0 10/2
6 Costa Rica
0 Belize 0-0-2 1/7
0 Cuba 0-0-2 1/7
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