Honduras rolls into Gold Cup quarters

McClatchy news servicesJuly 13, 2013 

Jorge Claros scored in second-half stoppage time to give Honduras a 1-0 win Friday night over El Salvador and a spot in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Edder Delgado’s pass found Claros, who took a couple of steps inside the area and blasted a shot past goalkeeper Dagoberto Portillo. El Salvador players disputed the goal with referee Jair Marrufo, insisting Claros was offside on the play.

Haiti briefly led Group B after beating Trinidad and Tobago, 2-0, earlier Friday.

Jean Maurice’s shot near the 6-yard box beat Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Jan Williams in the 16th minute. Maurice scored again in the 52nd minute.


Michael Farfan scored on a free kick in the box in the 82nd minute, helping the Philadelphia Union beat Chivas USA, 3-1, in rainy conditions in Chester, Pa. ... D.C. United midfielder Marcelo Saragosa underwent left knee surgery and is expected to be sidelined another four to six weeks. Saragosa also had surgery on his right knee May 14. ... Toronto FC defender Danny Califf, 33, is retiring and will become a scout for the team.


Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan bought English club Fulham, becoming the sixth American owner among the 20 teams currently in the Premier League. ... FIFA says record-low attendance at the Under-20 World Cup could hurt Turkey’s chances of hosting major tournaments, including the 2020 Olympics and the 2024 European Championship. With only Saturday’s final and third-place match remaining, the turnout has averaged 5,230 spectators over 50 matches. ... Fans in Las Vegas will see stepped-up security for an exhibition match Saturday featuring Monarcas Morelia of Mexico and Luis Angel Firpo of El Salvador, after brawls at a July 3 match between Mexican rivals Chivas and Club America, officials said.

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