Stuart Holden scored in the first minute of second-half injury time, giving the United States a 2-2 tie with Haiti on Saturday night in Foxborough, Mass., in its final first-round game at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The Americans finished first in Group B and will play El Salvador or the third-place team in Group C next Saturday in Philadelphia. The United States (2-0-1) had clinched advancement previously.
Davy Arnaud put the United States ahead in the sixth minute, but Haiti stunned the Americans with goals in the first four minutes of the second half by Sirin Vaniel and Mones Chery.
The United States started a young lineup, with six of the starting 11 making their first national team starts – including defender Brad Evans of Seattle Sounders FC.
In a late game, Walter Martinez scored in the second minute, and Honduras went on to rout Grenada, 4-0, for a berth in the Gold Cup quarterfinals.
Beckham rips Donovan
David Beckham says Los Angeles Galaxy teammate Landon Donovan is unprofessional for speaking out without confronting him first.
Beckham, who was making his first public appearance in Southern California since returning from his five-month loan with Italian club AC Milan, says he has not spoken to Donovan, who called him a bad captain and portrayed him as stingy in an upcoming book “The Beckham Experiment,” written by Grant Wahl. The book is due out on July 14.
“It’s unprofessional in my eyes. In every soccer player’s eyes throughout the world it would be unprofessional to speak out about a teammate especially in the press and not to your face,” Beckham said.
“But I’m going to turn it on a positive spin because that’s what this needs. But in 17 years, I have played with the biggest teams in the world and the biggest players and not once have I been criticized for my professionalism. It’s important to get this cleared up and I will be speaking to Landon either this evening or over the next couple of days.”
Beckham returns to his first practice with the Galaxy on Monday.
In the MSL
Galaxy 1, at Chivas USA 0: Edson Buddle scored a first-half goal to lead Los Angeles past Chivas USA. Los Angeles won its third straight game. Chivas (8-5-3) has gone 0-2-3 in the SuperClasico derby between the Los Angeles-area teams since its last win on Sept. 13, 2007.
At Revolution 0, Wizards 0, tie: Matt Reis made a career-high 11 saves en route to his fourth shutout of the season and New England earned a draw with Kansas City. The Revolution nearly scored in the first minute when Kenny Mansally fired on goal but Kevin Hartman made a diving save for the Wizards.
Crew 0, at Fire 0, tie: William Hesmer made 11 saves to help Columbus tie with Chicago. In his third game back from knee and back injuries, Hesmer came one save shy of equaling the Crew record.
At Rapids 1, FC Dallas 0: Kosuke Kimura scored in the 79th minute to lead Colorado. Kimura’s second goal of the year helped end a three-game winless streak for the Rapids. FC Dallas fell to 1-5-2 away from home.
Toronto FC 3, at Earthquakes 1: Chad Barrett had two goals and assisted on the go-ahead score to lead Toronto FC over San Jose. Barrett scored in the fifth and 69th minutes as Toronto FC (7-6-4) climbed above the .500 mark.