Controversial Penalty Lifts Mexico to Semis
The ref will be getting some nastygrams. After 123 minutes of impressive but goalless play between Mexico and Costa Rica, Oribe Peralta appeared to be pushed by a Costa Rican defender a few yards from the goal as he reached for a cross. The replay showed a bit of acting by Peralta. But that didn’t stop Andres Guardado from calmly putting his penalty shot in the back of the net. Mexico now takes on Panama, and the U.S. faces Jamaica in Wednesday’s Gold Cup semifinals.