Monday, November 20, 2006

US-Mexico to meet in Semifinals

Mexico beat Trinidad & Tobago in their first round Women's Gold Cup match yesterday and will now face the USA in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Mexico won 3-0.

"The Soca Princesses put up a battle against the Mexicans, but fell victim to three mistakes by its goalkeeper. The first one came when the T&T 'keeper spilled a free kick from Mexican defender Monica Gonzalez right in front of the net and Patricia Perez slammed home the rebound. At the stroke of halftime, Gonzalez got a goal of her own, lofting a 40-yard shot over the head of the T&T 'keeper. Mexican star forward Maribel Dominguez added the final goal in the second half, running onto a long ball that had bounced over the head of the T&T 'keeper. "Mari-Gol" only had to tap it into the net. "

Sometimes it just sucks being a keeper.

In the other match, Jamaica dropped Panama 2-0. Jamaica will face Canada in the other semifinal match.

Both matches take place on Wednesday. Canada-Jamaica kick off at 7:30pm ET while the US start at 10pm ET. The winners of these matches will advance to the final on Sunday as well as earn a CONCACAF spot in the 2007 World Cup.



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