In the first matchup, Haiti defeated Trinidad and Tobago by a score of 2-0.
Jean Maurice from Haiti started off the scoring for Haiti, netting the first goal at the 15 minute mark. The teams continued to battle back and forth for the remainder of the first half, with Haiti going into halftime with a 1-0 lead.
Trinidad and Tobago looked for momentum early in the second half, but a header by Kenwyne Jones rattled off the post. A few minutes later, Jean Maurice scored his second goal of the game at the 53 minute mark to put Haiti up 2-0, which was enough to seal the victory.
This win gave Haiti their first victory of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Trinidad and Tobago is still winless, having tied their first game El Salvador.
The night’s second matchup featured an exciting ending as Honduras defeated El Salvador by a score of 1-0.
It appeared as if Honduras was to take an early lead on a beautiful goal by Mario Berrios in the 20th minute, but the goal was disallowed due to an offside call. What followed was a physical matchup featuring much attacking between two rivals.
In the 87th minute, El Salvador had a terrific opportunity to take the lead, but the shot on goal hit the post and bounced wide.
Honduras was able to capitalize on El Salvador’s failed attempt as Jorge Claros was able to score what ending up being the game winner in stoppage time to give Honduras the victory. This was the first ever CONCACAF Gold Cup meeting between the two rivals.
Honduras is undefeated in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign after their victory over El Salvador. El Salvador has yet to win in this year’s Gold Cup, having tied Trinidad and Tobago in the first game.
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