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Football: US, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia Reach Gold Cup Quarterfinals


Honduras has defeated Panama 1-0 to win Group A, while the United States clinched the Group B title with a scoreless draw against Costa Rica at the CONCACAF Gold Cup football (soccer) tournament.

Playing in Foxboro, Massachusetts Tuesday, the U.S. men saw their Gold Cup winning streak end at 18 matches. But the Americans took first place in the group with a superior goal difference over Costa Rica.

In the other Group B match, Atiba Hutchinson and Ali Gerba scored second-half goals to lead Canada to a 2-1 win over Cuba. The win keeps alive Canada's slim hopes of making the quarterfinals.

In matches played in Miami, Florida, Honduras beat Panama 1-0 to win Group A. Panama made the quarterfinals despite the loss by finishing second in the group. Colombia defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2-0, and earned a quarterfinal berth as one of the two-best third place teams.

Some information for this report provided by AP.