Monday, July 22, 2013

United States soccer team routed El Salvador 5-1

United States soccer team, El Salvador

BALTIMORE -  United States soccer team showed a very tough defense, sharp passes, and a lot of goals as they crushed El Salvador 5-1 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Clarence Goodson and Joe Corona scored during an eight-minute span of the first half. Eddie Johnson of Sounders FC, Landon Donovan and Mix Diskerud added second-half goals for the United States, which will play Honduras in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday.

Honduras beat Costa Rica 1-0 as part of a doubleheader before a crowd of 70,540 at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL Baltimore Ravens.

The United States has won nine straight full international matches which is a record for the national team. The U.S. squad also has prevailed in seven of its last eight Gold Cup matches, the exception being a 4-2 loss to Mexico in 2011 final.

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