Lightning buckles under Heat, and U.S. advances to Gold Cup semi-finals
The United States got two goals and an assist from DaMarcus Beasley on Saturday to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals with a 3-1 win over Jamaica. On Thursday, July 21, they take on Honduras, who knocked out Costa Rica, 3-2. On the other side of the draw, played in Houston, Panama beat South Africa on penalty kicks, and Colombia stunned Mexico, 2-1. The final is on Sunday, July 24 in New York.
Over in Europe, it's already the 2005-6 preseason, and once again, several of the continent's biggest clubs are warming up with exhibition tours of the U.S. Chelsea and AC Milan are facing each other and a couple of MLS squads over the next week, and Real Madrid beat the L.A. Galaxy 2-0 on Monday night.