Curacao vs. USA
|Date & Time||Sunday June 30, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
Lincoln Financial Field
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In the quarterfinals of the 2019 COPA America, the USA will play against Curacao.
Curacao have done extremely well to make the quarterfinals as they finished second in Group C behind Jamaica. Curacao finished the group stage with 4 points.
In their previous match, Curacao managed to get a draw against Jamaica. It was a very solid display by Curacao as they maintained 58% of the possession and completed 485 passes at an accuracy of 88%. It was a determined effort by Curacao as they need a point to qualify. Curacao trailed for the majority of the match but Jurien Gaari scored in injury time to equalize. Curacao’s only win in this tournament was against Honduras.
This will be a big challenge for Curacao as the USA are significantly higher ranked and have a much stronger squad.
On the other side of the coin, the USA finished the group stage with 9 points having won all of their fixtures. In the previous round, the USA defeated Panama 1-0.
It was a dominant performance by the USA as they controlled 62% of the ball and took 7 shots. Jozy Altidore scored the only goal of the game as the Toronto FC striker scored in the 66th minute. The win against Panama will give the USA lots of confidence as it was the team’s first challenging fixture.
It has been a very strong tournament for the USA as they have scored 11 goals. In addition to that, the USA are yet to concede a goal after keeping 3 clean sheets in the group stage. These stats show that both the attack and defense is firing for the USA. The US team is looking very confident and they will be optimistic about their chances of winning this match.
This match is set to be played at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Curacao has had a good tournament and the team has shown great determination to qualify for the quarterfinals. That being said, I see Curacao losing this match. The US have a significantly stronger team and the US players look to be playing well. Furthermore, the USA have the home ground advantage. With all that in mind, I see the USA winning this match and making it into the semifinals.