The United States and Honduras reach the Gold Cup semi-finals

United States 2 – Panama 1 (Gold Cup, July 18, 2009) Blas Perez gave Panama a halftime lead, smashing home from close range. Kyle Beckerman’s fine strike drew the US level and an extra-time penalty from Kenny Cooper sees Team America progress to the semis.

Canada 0 – Honduras 1 (Gold Cup, July 18, 2009) A contentious penalty kick, given for a supposed handball by Paul Stalteri and scored by Walter Martinez, was the difference between the two sides.