Defending champ Mexico among teams advancing to Gold Cup quarters

    17 de julio de 2017

    San Antonio, Jul 17 (efe-epa).- Defending champion Mexico, Jamaica and El Salvador have advanced from Group C into the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Gold Cup tournament.

    Mexico booked a spot in the quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over Curaçao at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

    Angel Sepulveda opened the scoring for Mexico in the 22nd minute and Edson Alvarez nailed a goal in the 91st minute to lock up the win.

    In other action on Sunday, Jamaica and El Salvador played to a 1-1 tie.

    El Salvador's Nelson Bonilla put his team on the scoreboard with a goal just 15 minutes into the match.

    Darren Mattocks knocked through the equalizer in the 64th minute, as Jamaica booked a spot in the quarterfinals.

    Bonilla and Mattocks were the leading scorers in Group C, with two goals each.

    Curaçao, which finished 0-3 in the group phase and did not score any goals, was eliminated from the tournament.

    In the quarterfinals, Costa Rica will play El Salvador and the US will take on Canada on July 19.

    On July 20, Mexico will play Honduras and Jamaica will battle Panama.

    Mexico is trying to defend the Gold Cup title it won in 2015.