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The two first places in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals will be filled tonight as Costa Rica takes on Honduras and unbeaten Mexico battles Guatemala.

The first pair of Gold Cup quarterfinals headline a busy night of soccer action, a night that includes the Los Angeles Galaxy's visit to the Colorado Rapids and D.C. United's trip to Rio Tinto Stadium to take on Real Salt Lake.

If you will be watching today's action, or if you caught today's earlier European Under-21 Tournament action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's TV schedule is after the jump):


5 p.m. - Telefutura - Costa Rica vs. Honduras (Gold Cup quarterfinals)

6:45 p.m. - ESPNU/ - Congo vs. Netherlands (FIFA U-17 World Cup)

7 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders

7:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire

7:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Orlando City vs Wilmington Hammerheads

7:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Atletico Nacional vs. La Equidad

8 p.m. - Univision - Mexico vs. Guatemala (Gold Cup quarterfinals)

8:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew

9 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United

9 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Colorado Rapids vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

10 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union

10:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas


  1. Do you realize no one cares what you think or are you just that self centered? I guess that’s what happens when you’re a teenager though. Oh and good comeback.

  2. Being that Honduras had a grueling match vs Costa Rica, I think neither team has a “fitness” advantage, if anything Mexico should be more rested come Wednesday or about even. Let’s not forget el TRI’s most demanding match last Gold Cup came vs Costa Rica in the semis, a real high quality thriller that could’ve gone either way if not for a spectacular performance by Carlos Vela.

    It will be close!

  3. These investigators aren’t stupid. They know what they’re looking for when they see these betting patterns.

    Mexico and El Salvador 0-0 at the half. All of the sudden during halftime millions of dollars being bet in Asia that Mexico will win by 5. This is hypothetical, of course, but those are the types of wagers that would draw attention.

    In the Argentina and Nigeria friendly, an insane amount of money was placed in the last 10 minutes that a 5th goal would be scored. The referee incorrectly awarded a penalty in the 8th minute of overtime.

  4. According to some Mexican analysts, Mexico has been digressing a little not because of the 2-1 score but because of the way they have been defending against the counter attack.Pappa should have made it 2-0. The speculation is fatigue. Mexico is the favorite in the Honduras game. But I have a feeling, even if Mexico wins, the game is going to take a lot out of the Mexican players because it will be very physical match.

  5. Im surprised no one has brought up the Davies dive. Lets see if that kind of play will impress Bob Bradley to call you up, Davies. That’s his second PK goal that rooted from a blatant dive. I really do wish that MLS had a committee to review and punish players who blatantly dive.

  6. where are your priorities? For real fans, its always USMNT first, then everything else like managment and player selection comes way way afterwards in importance.

    Im not a USMNT fan because of the coach they have. Im not a USMNT fan because of Davies/Altidore/Donovan/whoever. Im a USMNT fan because they are my national team. As long as they represent my country on the field, i will support regardless of circumstances

  7. Wasn’t that first Mex goal a foul on the header that set up that whole scramble? It looked like he was riding on his shoulders and going for a double over the back boob grab.

  8. Thats not cool, its one thing to want change but to wish for our team to lose to get this change disgusts me… You can root for change without rooting for our team to fail.

  9. Mexico won as they were expected to. It can’t be 5-0 every game, and they had to come back after a mistake that led to an early goal against. Guatemala showed a lot of spunk but just not enough skill.

    I think Mexico is still the favorite to get the trophy.

    Go USA tomorrow! One step at a time.

  10. I’m disappointed with our fans. It doesn’t how much I dislike having BB in charge would appreciate a change, I will never root against my team. Its similar to the way Man U fans handled their ownership situation a few years ago, they made their opinions known, yet continued to support their club. I wish more USMNT ‘fans’ had the same loyalty.


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