United States v El Salvador: Biting mars Gold Cup quarter-final

Posted July 21, 2017

Striker Jozy Altidore seemed to be bitten by Henry Romero and defender Omar Gonzalez by Darwin Ceren in a similar incident during the Gold Cup quarter-final, which the USA won 2-0.

"My girl is mad at me", he said. She's mad at me. Watch below as El Salvador's Henry Romero first bites Altidore in the back, and then twists his nipple - the customary greeting in that country, I suppose, although this happened in the 57th minute. Tim Howard, one of six players added to the US roster on Sunday, charged well off his line to smother a breakaway attempt by Rodolfo Zelaya in the fourth minute.

"You can't go around biting people", he said. "That's insane. [Nipple twisting], that should be allowed, but the biting, no good".

However, it was Gonzalez and Lichaj who conquered the evening, the two US defenders scoring the goals that carried the USA into the last four, Gonzalez with a flicked header from a Michael Bradley free-kick in the 41st minute (his third goal in 42 caps for the US after scoring just one in his first 40 appearances), and Lichaj with a sweet left-footed finish in a one v. one situation with El Salvador goalkeeper Derby Carrillo in the second minute of first-half stoppage time.

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"I don't think so", Arena said.

There were two separate biting incidents in heated clash in Philadelphia, with Salvadorean captain Darwin Cerin also getting his teeth stuck into U.S. defender Omar Gonzalez.

Arena started 22 players in three group-stage matches, the US going 2-0-1 to win Group B in form that was rarely convincing.

The amusing side of El Salvador's tactics was observed by Altidore after the game.

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The US now move on to the semi-finals, where they will face Costa Rica. I just remember the bad stuff I do in games because I always need to improve and I try not to let myself get too comfortable. But as the tournament's knockout stages dawn in Philadelphia, his players were more bullish in decreeing the match with El Salvador Wednesday night at Lincoln Financial Field (9 p.m., FS1) as one where they have business to take care of. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET and the game can be see live on FS1, Univision and Univision Deportes Network.

And El Salvador were left shell-shocked in first-half stoppage time when Lichaj - in an advanced position on the edge of the area - was played through following a stunning turn by Dempsey and coolly slotted the ball through the legs of Carrillo.

He quickly became the US's heel du jour with his performance, particularly in "defending" striker Jozy Altidore.

Tim Howard was in goal, with Eric Lichaj at right back, Omar Gonzalez and Matt Hedges in central defense and Justin Morrow at left back. "It could definitely be better but we got a game in together and we're expecting it to be a lot sharper for the next game".

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