By FRANCO PANIZO
The fifth day of Gold Cup action took place at FIU Stadium in Miami, Florida on Friday night, and it saw one team qualify for the knockout stages while another put on a finishing clinic.
Jamaica stayed in first place of Group B and reached the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup for the first time since 2005 with a 2-0 win over Guatemala. Jamaica (2-0-0) defeated a 10-man Guatemala side (0-1-1) courtesy of two second half goals from Demar Phillips. Cristian Noriega was sent off for Guatemala after receiving a second yellow in the 70th minute.
The second game of the night seemed more like a demolition derby than a soccer game as Honduras routed Grenada, 7-1. Clive Murray put Grenada (0-2-0) up in the 19th minute, but Honduras (1-0-1) responded with a flurry of goals. Carlos Costly netted a hat-trick and Jerry Bengston got a brace while Walter Martinez and Alfredo Mejia added a goal each.
Here are highlights from Friday's Group B matches:
Jamaica 2-0 Guatemala
Honduras 7-1 Grenada
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