Saturday 31 October, 2020

Mexico beat Honduras to earn semifinal date with Jamaica in Gold Cup

Rodolfo Pizarro (#15) celebrates with teammates after scoring for Mexico against Honduras in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match on July 20, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona, USA. (PHOTO: CONCACAF.COM)

Rodolfo Pizarro (#15) celebrates with teammates after scoring for Mexico against Honduras in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match on July 20, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona, USA. (PHOTO: CONCACAF.COM)

Mexico’s march to a record-extending eighth CONCACAF Gold Cup title continued with a 1-0 quarterfinal win over Honduras on Thursday night at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Rodolfo Pizarro scored the only goal in the fourth minute to set-up a rematch of the 2015 final with Jamaica – a 2-1 winner over Canada earlier in the evening – in the semifinals on Sunday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The quarterfinal result increased the Tricolor’s unbeaten streak in the competition to 10 games, while the Hondurans – excluding a 3-0 victory over French Guiana by forfeit in the group stage – went winless in a seventh consecutive outing.

In the other semifinal, Costa Rica and the United States will square off Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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