Things are lining up brilliantly for a U.S. soccer team still looking to put things right after some unappealing results. In the Twitter universe, you'd hashtag this one #WeekOfRedemption.
The United States has reached the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals thanks to its best performance since South Africa 2010, a comfortable 2-0 quarterfinal win Sunday over Jamaica.
Now the Americans will have no shortage of motivation when they meet Panama inside Reliant Stadium in Wednesday's first semifinal. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET (Fox Soccer and Univision). Mexico faces Honduras to cap the doubleheader; winners meet Saturday in the Rose Bowl with a coveted berth in the 2013 Confederations Cup at stake.