Ragged USA blank El Salvador amid soggy requirements to betterment to Gold Cup semi-final against Costa Rica
Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj valued sometime in the first half and the United States vanquished El Salvador 2-0 on Wednesday night in an frightful Concacaf Gold Cup quarterfinal in which supporter Henry Romero appeared to bite Jozy Altidore on the back of a shoulder and draw the American sends nipple.
Canadian referee Drew Fischer, a Major League Soccer regular, did not penalise the accident, which came during a skirmish on the goal line in the 57 th time ahead of a US corner kick. A fierce Altidore fell to the field but remained in the game.
The Americans, who started five ex-servicemen supplemented for the tournaments knockout period, overcame dubious defensive gambling and poor overstep, advancing to a semifinal against Costa Rica on Saturday at Arlington, Texas.
Bruce Arena changed all 11 starters for the second largest straight sport and at 7-0-5 placed a record for longest unbeaten stripe at the start of a US coaching tenure, topping Bob Bradleys 10 -0- 1 in 2007.