Soccer-U.S. hammer El Salvador to reach Gold Cup semis (Reuters)

(Adds Honduras win) July 21 (Reuters) – Experienced forward Landon Donovan inspired another dominant United States performance on Sunday as the hosts routed El Salvador 5-1 to race into the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The victory set up a meeting with Honduras, who edged Costa Rica 1-0 to reach the last four. Mexico meet Panama in the other semi-final in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday. The Americans were rarely challenged in the tournament’s opening stages and they carried their momentum to a ninth consecutive win. …

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