The US national team is the first 2021 Gold Cupfinalist after defeating Qatar 1-0 in the semifinal. Gyasi Zardes was the goalscorer of the night thanks to his late goal, after entering in the second half replacing Daryl Dike. However, the figure of the night was goalkeeper Matt Turner, who kept his team alive with his many saves.
The US team knew from the start that this was going to be a tight match. Qatar has been one of the most effective teams in the cup so far. However, against the USA, Felix Sanchez’s side failed to score despite having the best chances, including a missed penalty from Hassan Al Heidos, thanks to an excellent performance from Matt Turner.
In the end, Qatar was going to pay dearly for that miss. In the 86th minute, Gyasi Zardes received the ball from Gioacchini, who entered the pitch just five minutes earlier, and sent it into the net. That goal was more than enough for the USA to reach the final of the Gold Gup for the second year straight. Here, check out the highlights and goals:
Qatar vs USA: Match Preview
Qatar come against USA at the Q2 Stadium in Austin today, July 29, 2021, at 7:30 PM (ET) in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021 Knockout Stage Semifinals. The winners of this exciting game will face either Mexico or Canada, who play later tonight in the other semifinal. Here, you will find when this Semi-Finals decisive soccer game will be played, the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
This will be their first overall meeting. Qatar and the United States have never clashed before neither at the Gold Cup/World Cup Qualifiers nor at any of the Gold Cup/World Cup tournaments, and they have never even met in an International Friendly.
The game will be played at 7:30 PM (ET), at the Q2 Stadium in Austin, United States. The winner of this matchup will then play against the winner of the Mexico vs Canada duel in the 2021 Gold Cup Final. It promises to be an exciting match as they meet for the first time ever.
Qatar vs USA: Match Information
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
Location: Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas
Qatar vs USA: Times by State in the US
ET: 7:30 PM
CT: 6:30 PM
MT: 5:30 PM
PT: 4:30 PM
Qatar vs USA: Storylines
Qatar finished the Group Stage on top of Group D with seven points in three games. They beat Grenada and Honduras but were held to a tie by Panama. The Asian side then salvaged a thrilling 3-2 victory over El Salvador in the Knockout Stage to get to the 2021 Gold Cup Semi-Finals.
On the other hand, the American soccer players ended, in the first position on the Group B table with nine points won after three rounds. The USMNT emerged victorious against Haiti, Martinique, and Canada. The Stars and Stripes set up a meeting with Qatar after overcoming Jamaica (1-0) in the Quarter-Finals.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Qatar vs USA in the U.S.
The 2021 Gold Cup Semi-Final game between Qatar and USA, to be played today, at the Q2 Stadium in Austin, will be broadcasted on TUDN.com, Fox Sports 1, Univision, TUDN App, Foxsports.com, Univision NOW, FOX Sports App, TUDN USA Texas in the United States.
Qatar vs USA: Predictions And Odds
The odds are in favor of the US national team. FanDuel see them as the favorites to proceed to the Final and thus, they have given them -120 odds. Qatar, meanwhile, have a +310 odds to cause an upset this weekend and set up a meeting with either one of Mexico or Canada in the Final, while a tie would result in a +230 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel