U.S. beat Cuba to reach Gold Cup quarter-finals (Reuters)

Cuba's Joel Colome (L) and Jaine Valencia defend against Edgar Castillo (C) of the U.S. during their CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match in Salt Lake City, Utah July 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

(Reuters) – In-form striker Chris Wondolowski scored twice to steer the United States to a comfortable 4-1 win over Cuba on Saturday and a guaranteed place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals. Wondolowski continued his red-hot form for the American national team with two superbly taken goals in the second half to clinch an expected win after Cuba had grabbed a surprise lead. Jose Ciprian Alfonso had put the visitors ahead at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah with a 35th minute goal against the run of play but the U.S. dominated the remainder of the match. …

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