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Houston Dynamo internationals eye CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals entering final group game

With one game remaining in the group stage of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the four Houston Dynamo internationals have a chance of advancement to the quarterfinals. 

Honduras faces Haiti tonight at Sporting Park in Kansas City and must win to advance to the final eight. Los Catrachos feature Dynamo midfielders Boniek Garcia and Luis Garrido, but the Houston tandem have yet to feature for manager Jorge Luis Pinto in the tournament despite their prominent role for Honduras in the 2014 World Cup and throughout the qualifying cycle.

Honduras opened group play in Group A with a 2-1 loss to the United States Tuesday in Frisco, Texas and came from behind for a 1-1 draw with Panama on Friday. Garcia’s next appearance will be his 100th cap for Honduras. Tonight’s game will kick off at 6 p.m. CT all will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, with Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis and Warren Barton on the call. It can also be seen on UniMás.

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup standings

If Honduras wins Monday, it will likely face Mexico or Trindad & Tobago in the quarterfinals. 

Jamaica, led by Dynamo forward Giles Barnes and defender Jermaine Taylor, is in position to win Group B after a dramatic 1-0 triumph over Canada on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Barnes struck the crossbar in the 60th minute, but Rodolph Austin scored the winner in the 91st minute to lift the Reggae Boyz to four points, two more than Costa Rica and El Salvador.

Barnes and Taylor have started both games in the group stage, with Taylor playing 180 minutes and Barnes playing 90 minutes on Saturday after a 61-minute shift Wednesday in a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica.

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup schedule

Jamaica can clinch Group B with a win against El Salvador at BMO Field in Toronto on Tuesday. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. and the game can be seen on Fox Sports 1 and UniMás.

The United States has already booked a place in the quarterfinals, where it will meet the third-place finisher from Group B or Group C in Baltimore on Saturday. Tonight, the Americans will try and sweep Group A with a win against Panama, who needs a win, or possibly a draw, to advance to the quarterfinals. Tonight’s game will kick off at 8:30 p.m. CT all will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and UniMás. The 2015 MLS All-Star Fan XI will also be unveiled in the pregame show, which begins at 8 p.m. CT. 

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