The story of the CONCACAF Gold Cup so far has been that neither Mexico nor the United States have been playing at quite their full capability, but with the quarterfinals here, Mexico are looking to re-establish a higher level of play against Honduras.
The Canadian men's soccer squad dropped a 2-1 decision against Jamaica in the tournament quarter-finals. Romario Williams scored on a counterattack to give Jamaica the 2-0 lead in the 50th minute.
Hoilett pulled one back in the 61st minute with an equally spectacular effort of his own.
Jamaica, the beaten finalists in the 2015 Gold Cup, got off to a dream start at the University of Phoenix Stadium when Francis scored after only six minutes.
Jamaica added to the lead in the opening minutes of the second half when Williams wasn't closed down by the Canadian defenders and launched a lovely right-footed curling effort in the 50th.
In the semifinals Sunday at the Rose Bowl, Jamaica will face the victor of the second game of the Thursday night doubleheader between Mexico and Honduras.
Jamaica will now play at the Rose Bowl on Sunday against either Mexico or Honduras, two teams in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying that will likely be favored in the semifinals.
Mexico beat Jamaica 3-1 in the Gold Cup championship match two years ago.