ATLANTA, GEORGIA—United States Men’s Soccer Team (USMNT) striker Matthew Hoppe carried his team to the semifinals of the Gold Cup after he scored the winning goal for USMNT in its quarterfinals match against Jamaica on Sunday.
Hoppe scored the lone and winning goal for USMNT in the 83rd-minute of the match.
Due to the high stakes at hand, the two teams started strong in the game.
Despite their aggressive play, both teams have a hard time scoring.
As both teams are headed to a scoreless draw, Hoppe took charge and score a header for USMNT.
With their win, the USMNT will next face Asian soccer powerhouse Qatar on Thursday.
The Qataris were invited by CONCACAF to participate in the tournament as a guest nation, and they have scored 12 goals in four games, advancing through a 3-2 win against El Salvador on Saturday.
To beat Qatar, the USMNT needs to give it their all come game-time.