The United States held on for an ugly 1-0 win against Curacao at the Gold Cup quarterfinals in Philadelphia on Sunday night to reach the final four of the tournament.
Christian Pulisic, wearing the captain's armband for just the second time, led Gregg Berhalter's first-choice lineup against Curacao and nearly scored twice inside the first five minutes but missed wide on one shot and saw another miraculously saved by goalkeeper Eloy Room.
Despite the early pressure and dominating possession,...
PHILADELPHIA -- U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter insists his side is sufficiently wary of Curacao heading into Sunday's Gold Cup quarterfinal, going so far as to call the tournament upstarts "dangerous."
Curacao is ranked 79th by FIFA, but managed to progress out of a group containing Jamaica, El Salvador and Honduras. Curacao also draws from its Dutch influence with much of the roster either playing in Holland currently or at some point in their careers.