After taking two group stage matches 1-0 with opening minute goals, the United States needed an 83rd-minute winner from Matthew Hoppe to get past Jamaica. The Americans were the better side on the night, but their quarterfinal win goes down as yet another 1-0 victory in the 2021 Gold Cup.
Up next is a semifinal data against guest Qatar, who edged past El Salvador in the semifinals. The winner of this contest will face either Mexico or Canada, as the tournament has quickly turned North America (and Middle East?) heavy. The narrative from the start was on a potential United States-Mexico rematch after the thrilling Concacaf Nations League final, but both teams must first come out ahead on Thursday.
United States vs. Qatar
Date/Time: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV/Streaming: Fox Sports 1