Tonight the United States advanced to the Gold Cup final, taking out Honduras for the second time in the tournament by a 2-0 score line. The US will now play the winner of Costa Rica-Mexico on Sunday. For the United States, Jimmy Conrad was out due to his concussion that he suffered in the quarterfinals. Davy Arnaud started for the United States for the third straight game. Arnaud I thought had a poor game by his level the previous two games. His first half as a whole was poor, with him not being really involved in the play and seeming a step slow. His second half was better, but still not to the level he'd played earlier in the competition. With his substitute the last two games, Kenny Cooper scoring for the second straight game, Arnaud could possibly find himself on the bench for the final if Bob Bradley goes with the hot foot.
The Wizards Honduran representative, Roger Espinoza started on the bench for the first time in the Gold Cup. Espinoza came on in the 80th minute for Honduras and actually looked pretty good in the limited minutes he got. He almost had an assist when it was still 1-0 as he played through Carlos Costly, but Costly was well saved by Troy Perkins.