[GOLD CUP: Group B]
Trinidad & Tobago and El Salvador joined Honduras in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup from Group B with wins on Monday in Houston. Rodolfo Zelaya
, arguably the Gold Cup's most exciting player, scored his seventh goal in his last six Gold Cup matches to lead El Salvador to a 1-0 win over Haiti,
while Trinidad & Tobago eliminated Haiti with a 2-0 victory over Honduras in a must-win game.
Zelaya, who had two goals in El Salvador's 2-2 tie with Trinidad & Tobago to open the
tournament, hit the post with an empty net in front of him and then hit the post again on a free kick from inside the Salvadoran half with Haiti goalie Frandy
off his line.
Zelaya looked to be snake-bitten when his penalty kick was saved by Montrevil in the 76th minute but Zelaya put away the rebound.
had a goal and an assist in Trinidad & Tobago's win over Honduras, which sent out a weakened team with first place in the group already secure
and then lost defender Jose Velasquez
to a red card in the first half.
Jones scored on a penalty kick in the 47th minute after Orlin
was called for a foul in the penalty area on Cornell Glenn
. Jones then slotted Orlando City's Kevin
a ball he placed inside the far post. Gold Cup B Results: July 8 in Harrison, N.J.
El Salvador 2 Trinidad & Tobago 2.
Goal: Zelaya 22, 69; Daniel 11, Jones 73. Honduras 2 Haiti 0.
R.Martinez 4, M.Chavez 77.
July 12 in Miami, Fla. Haiti 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0.
Goals: Maurice 16,
53. Honduras 1 El Salvador 0.
Goal: Claros 92+. July 15 in Houston El Salvador 1 Haiti 0.
Goal: Zelaya 76. Trinidad & Tobago 2 Honduras 0.
Goals: Jones pen. 47, Molino 67. Gold Cup B
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
6 Honduras 2-0-1 3/2
4 Trin. & Tobago 1-1-1 4/4
4 El Salvador 1-1-1 3/3
3 Haiti 1-0-2 2-3