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US, Honduras, Mexico and Costa Rica Take Field in Chicago at CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi Finals

The U.S. Men's National Soccer team returns to Soldier Field in Chicago where they meet Honduras Thursday. The match is the first semi-final game in the North, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF) region Gold Cup tournament. The second match pits Costa Rica against Mexico. United States is up against a Honduras team it defeated earlier in Gold Cup action.

There are only four teams left in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and all of them have been here before.

The first game of the semi-finals doubleheader on Thursday night is a rematch.

The United States takes on Honduras, the team it defeated 2-0 in Gold Cup Group Play earlier in July.

The U.S. advanced to the semi-finals after defeating Panama 2-1 in extended play. U.S. Head Coach Bob Bradley is undefeated in Gold Cup play, and Thursday's match is the fifth consecutive semi final appearance for the U.S. team, while Honduras takes the field for only the third time in its history.

Costa Rica advanced to the Semi-Finals for the first time since 2003 after defeating Guadeloupe 5-0. They face Mexico fresh off a 4-0 victory against Haiti.

Soldier Field, considered the home field for the U.S. Men's Soccer team, is expecting near capacity crowds for both matches Thursday night.

U.S.A. and Honduras take the field first at 6 pm Central Standard Time, with Mexico and Costa Rica scheduled to face off at 9 pm Central Standard Time.

The two winning teams head to Giants Stadium in New Jersey for the Gold Cup Finals on Sunday.