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#2436: Haiti out of Gold Cup: bringing closure to this one
>From Bob Corbett:
The last we heard on this list after Haiti's 1-1 tie with Peru we knew
that Haiti could only advance if the U.S. defeated Peru by 4 goals.
It didn't happen. The US defeated Peru only 1-0 so Peru advances and
not Haiti. Here's that story:
Jones gives USA a 1-0 win over Peru
(February 16, 2000) -- Cobi Jones lifted the U.S. to a 1-0 victory over
Peru with a second-half goal that gave the Americans a perfect 2-0 record
and a berth in the Gold Cup quarterfinals against Colombia.
Entering the match, both Peru and the U.S. were assured of advancing to
the quarterfinals, successfully eliminating Haiti from their Group. They
were, however, not content to sit back and take the free pass to the next
After a tightly played first half which produced few scoring
opportunities, play began to open up in the second 45 minutes.
Peru at times seemed able to solve the USA's back three of Carlos
Llamosa, Greg Vanney and Eddie Pope, but the Peruvians were unable to
solve American goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who recorded his second-straight
shutout of the tournament.
In the 59th minute, the USA's Eddie Lewis busted down the left side and
cut the ball back to his right foot, then found Jones 11 yards out from
the Peruvian goal. Jones headed Lewis' pass into the right-hand corner
past goalkeeper Oscar Ibanez. It was Jones' second goal of the
Friedel made two game-saving stops in the final 23 minutes. Friedel, who
has yet to break into the lineup of English Premier League side
Liverpool, showed no rust from his stint on the Liverpool bench. He
smothered a point-blank shot from substitute Ysrael Zuniga in the 67th
minute, and seven minutes later, Friedel deflected a straight-on blast
from Abel Lobaton.
The win gave the USA first place in Group B, and they advance to meet
Colombia, runner-up in Group A, Saturday at 3:00 pm in Miami's Orange
After a convincing 4-0 rout of Jamaica in their opening match, Colombia
struggled against a Honduras side from which little was expected entering
Scoreless after 45 minutes, Honduras struck twice in the second half,
getting a 71st-minute goal from Carlos Pavon, who beat the Colombia's
offside trap and knocking a low, hard shot past Colombian goalkeeper
The Hondurans put the game away in the 78th minute when Milton Nunez
headed home a right-side cross after a counter-attack.
Honduras, by virtue of their surprising win, won Group A and advanced to
meet Peru in the quarterfinals. Both quarterfinal matches can be heard
live on internetsoccer.com beginning with the U.S.-Colombia match at 3 pm
Saturday's winners advance to the semifinals Feb. 23-24 in San Diego and