Mexico fired in three first-half goals to book their spot in the Gold Cup semi-finals with an emphatic 3-0 win over Honduras in Glendale on Saturday.
The holders dominated proceedings, marked by a 12-minute flurry of goals, and were good value for the win, with 13-4 shots and 64-36 per cent possession.
Rogelio Funes Mori, who netted a brace in El Tri’s 3-0 group win over Guatemala, opened the scoring in the 26th minute, nodding in Luis Rodriguez’s right-flank cross.
LA Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos doubled Mexico’s lead in the 31st minute with a spectacular first-time volley.
Orbelin Pineda added another seven minutes later, heading in Jesus Corona’s well-weighted cross.
Mexico will face either Costa Rica or Canada in the semi-finals on Thursday, with Qatar progressing in Saturday’s other quarter-final 3-2 over El Salvador.
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