Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gold Cup Soccer: Mexico Defeats Honduras

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gold Cup Soccer: Mexico Defeats Honduras

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Mexico defeats Honduras

A goal by Rodolfo Pizarro just over three minutes in was all the offense Mexico could muster, but it was enough for a 1-0 victory over Honduras on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

While its offense bogged down, Mexico survived several near-misses by Honduras in the second half.

The victory in front of 37,404 at University of Phoenix Stadium moved Mexico into a semifinal match against Jamaica in the Rose Bowl on Sunday. It's a rematch of the championship game of the last Gold Cup, a 3-1 Mexico victory in 2015.

Mexico and Jamaica played to a 0-0 draw this year in the Gold Cup group stage.

The US plays Costa Rica on Saturday in Arlington, Texas, in the other semifinal.

Jamaica defeats Canada * Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz. …

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