The lop-sided matchup came thanks to the peculiar tournament format in which four teams -- the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe -- advanced directly to the knockout stage from a qualifying round played among Concacaf's 19 lowest ranked teams. All four lost. Against Guadeloupe, the USA had 80% of the possession and a 30-to-5 shot superiority.
The USA began the tournament with wins over Canada (3-2), Barbados (6-1) and Guatemala (3-0) to finish atop its group.UP NEXT: Panama advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over Guatemala. Los Caneleros finished second in Group H with two ties -- 2-2 vs. Costa Rica, 3-3 with Curacao -- and a 3-1 win over Suriname.
The other quarterfinal matchups are Mexico-El Salvador, Haiti-Honduras, and Canada-Costa Rica, the winner of which will play the USA-Panama victor.
USA Concacaf Championship Scorers
4 Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Tacoma Defiance/Seattle Sounders), Giovanni Reyna (unattached).
3 Griffin Yow (Loudoun United/D.C. United).
2 own goal.
1 Axel Alejandre (FC United academy), Kobe Hernandez-Foster (LA Galaxy academy), Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy academy).
May 9 in Bradenton,
USA 8 Guadeloupe 0. Goals: Ocampo-Chavez (Reyna) 4, Yow (Saldana) 11, Reyna (Scally) 20, Busio 25, Reyna (Yow) 29, Reyna (pen.) 42, Ocampo-Chavez (Pepi) 68, own goal (Dezac) 70.
USA -- Las, Scally (Kayo, 71), Alejandre (Pepi, 46), Hernandez-Foster, Leyva, Busio (Fuentes, 46), Reyna, Yow, Tolkin, Saldana, Ocampo-Chavez.
Guadeloupe -- Aquilon, Tacalfred, Virapin, Dezac, Confiac, Gille (Gravelot, 78), Mixtur, Lancien, Merabli (Silo, 46), Gervelas (Molia, 86), Pezeron.
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
Shots on Goal: 17/1
Corner Kicks: 5/0