Canada upsets Costa Rica to advance to Gold Cup semis
Canada is through to the Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 14 years after beating Costa Rica 2-0 on Sunday.
- Canada 2 (Hoilett 18’; Eustáquio 68’), Costa Rica 0
- Canadians off to final four for 1st time since 2007
- Reds to face Mexico in semis on July 29 in Houston
Canada is through to the Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 14 years after earning one of its biggest victories in recent history.
Junior Hoilett and Stephen Eustáquio provided the goals while the defence held firm as Canada earned a convincing 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
In doing so, Canada advanced to the final four of the Gold Cup for just the fourth time, and the first since 2007. In what was one of the team’s stiffest challenges of the John Herdman era, Canada came up with a massive result and a masterful performance that combined expert in-game management, a stout defence that didn't allow a shot on target, and genuine moments of attacking quality, highlighted by Eustáquio's man-of-the-match effort.