That sets up a United States-Jamaica showdown Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of the game.
- Sunday, July 25 | 9:30 pm ET
- AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas
How to watch and stream
- FS1, Univision, TUDN
What to know: United States
The USMNT limped out of the group stage with a narrow 1-0 win over Canada Sunday, riding a goal by Shaq Moore 20 seconds into the match to top Group B.
The match was a physical, cagey affair with players from both teams forced off due to injury. The most significant injury for the US was suffered by Walker Zimmerman, with the Nashville SC center back now out of the tournament with a hamstring strain.
His replacement could be New England Revolution defender Henry Kessler, who along with San Jose Earthquakes forward Cade Cowell were scheduled to join the USMNT camp for training Wednesday, US Soccer announced Tuesday night.
One of the biggest questions ahead of the quarterfinal is what formation Gregg Berhalter will choose after the squad struggled in a 3-5-2 against Canada. It was the second straight match the USMNT lined up with a three-man backline after utilizing their standard 4-2-3-1 against Haiti in their Gold Cup opener.
What to know: Jamaica
The Reggae Boyz had already booked safe passage into the knockout rounds with wins in their first two matches, so all that was left was to figure out whether they’d face the US or Canada in the quarterfinals.
A Bryan Ruiz header early in the second half proved to be the difference with Jamaica unable to take advantage of Costa Rica finishing the match with 10 men after goalkeeper Leonel Moreira was sent off in the 72nd minute.
There’s plenty of Gold Cup knockout round history between the two sides with the Reggae Boyz looking to avenge a 3-1 defeat in the 2019 Gold Cup semifinals. Weston McKennie got the US off to a quick start with a goal inside the opening 10 minutes and Christian Pulisic added the first of his two second-half goals to double the advantage in the 52nd minute. Shamar Nicholson pulled Jamaica to within a goal in the 69th minute before Pulisic put the match away with his second goal three minutes from full time.
In 2017, the United States defeated Jamaica, 2-1, in the Gold Cup final with Jordan Morris scoring the 89th-minute winner. Two years prior, Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes scored five minutes apart in the first half to lead the Reggae Boyz to a stunning upset of the US in the semifinals.
The teams also met in the 2005 and 2011 quarterfinals, with the USMNT winning both matchups.