Panama's Roman Torres and the United States' Juan Agudelo (No. 9 in red) go after the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal soccer match Wednesday night at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Agudelo, a former resident of Barnegat Township, started the match. The U.S. defeated Panama 1-0.
United States national team player Freddy Adu smiles in the tunnel of the old Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., after the U.S. tied Argentina 0-0 in June 2008. Adu, long forgotten by the U.S. hierarchy, played a key role in the team's 1-0 win over Panama in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal Wednesday night in Houston.
On June 14, 1990, in Rome, the United States men's national team lost 1-0 to Italy in a FIFA World Cup group game. Pictured (from left) are the USA's John Harkes, Italy's Salvatore "Toto" Schillaci and the USA's Desmond Armstrong.
Linwood, N.J., residents Jessica Figueroa (left) and her mother Alejandra display their Mexican pride on the soccer field. The whole family will be watching the Gold Cup final Saturday night.