The Gold Cup's knockout stage commences for Estados Unidos de América this afternoon. The Americans face a threatening Jamaica side that has some scared for Bob Bradley's coaching life, particularly since victory-bringers Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey were allowed to break away for family weddings and whatnot yesterday. (Per Yahoo Sports, "the players will then be whisked back to the nation's capital by private jet.")

If your tattered nerves need soothing, here's some erotic U.S. Men's National Team fan fic. Seriously, what's wrong with people?

Game's on Fox Soccer Channel; coverage starts at 2:30 p.m. Winner advances to Wednesday's semifinals against the winner of the Panama/El Salvador match. The winner of that match faces the winner of Mexico/Honduras in the finals.

Gold Cup Quarterfinal Preview: Jamaica - USA []

Plenty on the line for U.S., Bradley against Jamaica [Sporting News]