LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – El Salvador can reach back-to-back quarterfinal appearances at the Concacaf Gold Cup with a win against Honduras when the two Central American rivals meet in the final Group C match on Tuesday at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
The match will be only the second time that the two have faced off in tournament history.
Honduras won the only other encounter, 1-0 in the 2013 group stage, thanks to a Jorge Claros game-winner.
This time around, Honduras will not be advancing to the next round after losing its first two matches at this year’s edition – a 3-2 loss to Jamaica, followed by a 1-0 loss to Curacao.
Honduras can still leave with a win and potentially hold El Salvador from advancing, depending on the result of Jamaica vs. Curacao earlier in the night.
El Salvador control its fate thanks to its 1-0 win against Curacao and 0-0 draw with Jamaica. It could also finish top of Group C depending on how the night ends.
It could be a memorable night for either manager as Fabian Coito continues to search for his first win with Honduras, while El Salvador boss Carlos de los Cobos looks to make the Gold Cup quarterfinals for the first time.