More than 70,000 football fans flocked to the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match between the National Men’s Football Teams of Costa Rica and Mexico. Tonight’s big Gold Cup 2015 quarter finals game between Mexico and Costa Rica has a scheduled start time of 7.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox Sports 1 network, or online through free live stream via the link below. Both teams came out with direct attack towards goal, and both showed a willingness to push numbers up the field early on. Guardado converted to send six-time champions Mexico to the semi-finals, where they will face Panama on Wednesday night in Atlanta. It appears as if the Mexicans team captain, Andres Guardado, is the only one stepping up and doing what is necessary to regain the superiority of the CONCACAF, in order to earn a playoff with the U.S.and have a spot in the 2017 Gold Cup. UPDATE: Panama has just won on penalty kicks in their game against Trinidad and Tobago.
Luis Tejada scored in the 37th minute for Panama, and Kenwyne Jones tied it in the 54th for Trinidad and Tobago. Argentina will visit Belgium in the other semifinal, after the South Americans wrapped up a 4-1 victory over Serbia, and Belgium completed a clean sweep with a 5-0 win over Canada.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A poor decision by the referee in the 120th minute ended Costa Rica’s run at the Gold Cup. Wanchope’s side had held on for two hours and looked to shock Mexico in the penalty shootout, but they were never awarded that opportunity.
“It will be a match even”, said Costa Rica coach Paulo Wanchope.
“We have not been as true as we should have been (with our aim), we’re well aware we must have better finishing to be calmer and be able to enjoy the match”, Herrera said.
As a reminder of what is on the line here in the Gold Cup.
Chances were at a premium in extra time, as Mexico had two hopeful penalty appeals waved away by Lopez.
Mexico came close to scoring a number of times, with Oribe Peralta being the one to lead the Mexicans towards the goal in the first half.
Phillip gave Trinidad and Tobago a chance to win with another save in the seventh round, but Cyrus couldn’t convert.