Honduras, Mexico advance to CONCACAF semifinals

Los Angeles Times, 3/27/12

After a week of surprises and upsets, the CONCACAF Olympic soccer trials finally played to form on the final day of group play Tuesday as both Honduras and Mexico advanced to the tournament semifinals with wins at the Home Depot Center

The Central Americans, needing a victory to keep their Olympic hopes alive, beat Trinidad & Tobago, 2-0, while Mexico, the only unbeaten, untied team in the eight-nation tournament, beat Panama, 1-0, on Erick Torres’ goal in stoppage time.

In Saturday’s semifinals, Mexico, which has scored 11 times in three games, will meet Canada, which gave up just a goal in the tournament, while Honduras will play neighboring El Salvador, which advanced by stunning the U.S. on a dramatic goal late in stoppage time.

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