Guatemala and Grenada face off in CONCACAF Gold Cup
Guatemala and Grenada are both in a must-win situation if they are to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The two teams meet at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, Tuesday morning in a bid to enter the knockout stage via the backdoor.
Guatemala has one point in Group B while Grenada is winless in two matches. Jamaica has already clinched a quarterfinal berth with six points while Honduras is in second spot with four points.
Both teams are coming off losses, Guatemala lost to Jamaica 0-2 while Grenada was blasted by Honduras 1-7.
Guatemala will advance to the knockout stage if it beats Grenada by more than three goals. The Central Americans, however, have not scored in their two matches so far.
Grenada's chances of advancing to the next phase looks dim even if it beats Guatemala as it has an inferior goal difference compared to the other third-ranked teams vying for spots in the last eight.
Adding to the Spice Boys' woes are injuries to regulars Leon Johnson (knee), David Cyrus (neck spasm), Ricky Charles (leg nerve) and Patrick Modeste (knee). Craig Rocastle earlier left the squad after sustaining a torn ligament in his knee against Jamaica.
"We're going to have to look at our injury list because that has really put some damage to our preparations and see how people fare over the next couple of days." Grenada coach Mike Adams said.
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