CARSON, Calif.(AP) — Osael Romero scored two goals, including the
winner in the 86th minute, to give El Salvador a 2-1 victory
over Costa Rica in Group A at the Gold Cup on Friday night.
El Salvador and Canada share first place with three points
apiece after Canada defeated Jamaica 1-0.
Romero broke a 1-1 tie by intercepting an attempted defensive
clearance and scoring on a low 16-yard shot before an
overwhelmingly pro-El Salvador crowd that erupted after the
goal. One man ran onto the field with a flag to give to El
Salvador coach Carlos de los Cobos, but security stopped him.
El Salvador broke a 12-game winless streak against Costa Rica
dating from 1997.
Romero scored his first goal in the 20th minute on a diagonal
8-yard shot. Warren Granados tied the score in the 64th minute
with a sliding 5-yard shot under the crossbar.