Canada will play Jamaica in the Gold Cup quarter-finals. The Caribbean side confirmed the tie by drawing 1-1 against El Salvador on Sunday before Mexico beat Curacao, leaving them second in Group C.
The match will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Thursday, July 20. Kick-off is at 7.30pm ET.
(Note: Kick-off was previously listed as 10pm ET but the two quarter-finals on Thursday appear to have been swapped.)
Should Canada win, they will play the winner of the Mexico vs Honduras game in the semi-finals.
The draw is a favourable one for the Canadians. They have avoided the ‘big three’ of the Gold Cup in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica, while the betting also makes Panama and Honduras more likely winners of the tournament than Jamaica.
The Reggae Boyz enjoyed a decent group stage, winning their opening match against Curacao (2-0) before holding Mexico to a 0-0 draw. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake was excellent in both matches and will be key to Jamaica’s hopes of progressing further in the tournament.
Blake was finally beaten by El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla in Jamaica’s final group match, but Darren Mattocks scored from the penalty spot to grab a 1-1 draw and prevent their opponents from leapfrogging them into second place.
Jamaica are currently ranked 76th in the world by FIFA, four places behind Honduras.