Miazga’s (No. 4) 88th-minute header spared the Americans from a quarterfinal against Costa Rica.
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The United States survived two missed penalties to beat Nicaragua 3-0 in Cleveland Saturday and reach the Gold Cup quarterfinals as winners of Group B.Goals from Joe Corona, Kelyn Rowe and Matt Miazga lifted the Americans against a lively Nicaragua side.Bruce Arena's men went into the contest needing a three-goal win to top the group after Panama's 3-0 win over Martinique in the opening match of the day's double-header.The U.S. and Panama both finished group play on seven points, but the U.S. took the group with seven goals scored to Panama's six.The Panamanians struck late in the first half and added two goals in the second in their victory over Martinique, who finished third in the group on three points.
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