Gold Cup 2019: Latest Group Results, Tables and Schedule After Friday

Megan ArmstrongCorrespondent IIJune 22, 2019

HOUSTON, TEXAS - JUNE 21: Leandro Bacuna #10 of Curacao scores against Honduras in the first half during the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C  game between Honduras and Curacao at BBVA Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Houston,  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Bob Levey/Getty Images

The four teams of Group C were in action Friday night at the 2019 Gold Cup.

Jamaica and El Salvador started things off at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Both teams entered Friday's contest tied atop the group with three points apiece, which made their head-to-head all the more important. 

Honduras and Curacao followed with a surprising result that could alter which teams make it out of Group C and into the quarterfinals.

Below is an overview of the Gold Cup following Friday's action.

    

Friday Results

Jamaica 0, El Salvador 0

Curacao 1, Honduras 0

     

Group Results

Group C

Jamaica: 1-1-0, 4 points, +1 GD

El Salvador: 1-1-0, 4 points, +1 GD

Curacao: 1-0-1, 3 points, 0 GD

Honduras: 0-0-2, 0 points, -2 GD

Full Gold Cup tables and schedules are available on the Gold Cup's official website.

     

Saturday Schedule

Guyana vs. Panama, 5:30 p.m. ET

United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago, 7:30 p.m. ET

     

Recap

Jamaica 0, El Salvador 0

Jamaica and El Salvador played a conservative match—to say the least.

While Jamaica posed several threats in the attacking third throughout the first half, each of them was ultimately diverted by El Salvador. 

In fact, neither team managed a shot on goal until the 76th minute. 

Once Jamaica made Henry Hernandez make his first save, Junior Flemmings struck from inside the box but aimed it directly at Hernandez. It was by far Jamaica's best chance of the evening.

El Salvador was clearly committed to defending but had a rare chance late when Marvin Monterrosa won a free kick just outside the box. Unfortunately for El Salvador, Nelson Bonilla's shot was easily handled at the near post by Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake. It was El Salvador's only shot on goal.

Jamaica's final game of the group stage will be against Curacao, and El Salvador's will be against Honduras. Both matches are set for Tuesday at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

Curacao 1, Honduras 0

Honduras put the pressure on early and often, but Curacao goalkeeper Eloy Room withstood it. 

Room's performance allowed Curacao to take an improbable 1-0 lead in the 40th minute. Leandro Bacuna tucked Gevaro Nepomuceno's cross just beyond Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez in the bottom right corner. Bacuna's score was Curacao's first Gold Cup goal in five matches played.

After 22 total shots and eight shots on goal, the Hondurans thought they had finally found their equalizer in the 58th minute. However, officials ultimately ruled it offside.

Honduras channeled the ensuing frustration into the attack, creating several more opportunities. Room answered every time. Honduras was unable to bury any of their 35 total shots, and Room finished the match with 13 saves.

By comparison, Curacao needed only seven total shots to win its first Gold Cup game. 

Heading into their final game of the group stage against Jamaica, Curacao has surprised everybody by being in position to win the group. Honduras, already eliminated, will play El Salvador in their final game of the tournament. Both matches will be Tuesday at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. 

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