U.S. soccer advances to Gold Cup semifinals at Georgia Dome

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will play in Atlanta for the first time since 1977.

The U.S. demolished Cuba 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup on Saturday to advance to the tournament semifinals at the Georgia Dome on Wednesday. Game times are 6 and 9 p.m. The U.S. will play Jamaica, which defeated Haiti 1-0 in Saturday’s other semifinal.

The U.S. hasn’t played in Atlanta since it took on China in Fulton County Stadium in 1977.

Sunday’s quarterfinals are Trinidad and Tobago vs. Panama at 4:30 p.m. followed by Mexico vs. Costa Rica at 7 :30 p.m.. Both games are in East Rutherford, N.J.

More than 51,000 tickets have been sold for the semifinals, putting it on pace to break a sales record for soccer in Atlanta. The previous record of 68,212 was set last year when Mexico played Nigeria at the Dome.

The U.S. is the Gold Cup’s defending champ. The title game will be played on July 26 in Philadephia.

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