Once we are in the box, we are very clinical.
Team U.S. will play in their 11th CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal against Jamaica, playing in their second, but first since 1998, and the match will be available to watch live online Wednesday as fans log in to see if the USA men’s soccer team can qualify for its 10th Gold Cup Final appearance out of the 13 tournaments played since the inaugural Gold Cup in 1991. Cuba was so poor going forward, however, that making an in-depth assessment of the US back line’s performance was hard.
For all this, this Timbers may just be getting back their star right fullback, an important piece of the defense that has been the team’s strong point for most of this season.
Panama can beat Mexico, especially if the Mexican strikers aren’t having their best day. Not with Clint Dempsey topping the Gold Cup charts with six goals and Aron Johannsson proving a capable replacement for the TFC Designated Player after opening his tournament account with a beautiful chip against Cuba. “I make my family happy and this is what really matters”.
‘Those are the big ones.
“The confidence grows over time as the tournament goes on” Dempsey said. Your guess is as good as ours as to who he will pick. Jamaica managed to hold off the flurry of Haiti’s attempts through the remainder of the match and earned a date with the United States in the semifinal.
Perhaps more importantly for the defending champion, Dempsey helped jumpstart an offense that scored only four goals in Group A after notching 11 goals in group play two years earlier.
“Haiti dictated the pace of the game in the first half, and then we tried to get on the counter. There’s still a lot of work ahead of us”, United States defender Omar Gonzalez said. “You have to learn to relish it so that when your chance comes again, make sure that you do whatever it takes to stay in the fold”.
Giles Barnes scores the goal that gave Jamaica a victory over Haiti in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. We don’t want to go down.
“I have very fond memories of that game”.
“This is a team a little more Jurgen’s style”. “Now it’s Berti Vogts and Klinsmann against me”. Aside from their roster issues due to traveling logistics, Cuba was routed 6-0 by Mexico in their opener and continued their poor play against Trinidad and Tobago, losing 2-0 in their second match.
However, after a disappointing Copa America campaign, and to date a substandard Gold Cup, Herrera is under pressure – with Mexican press agreeing that defeat to Panama would likely cost the 47-year-old his job as head coach. Now striker Giovani dos Santos is questionable for El Tri with an adductor injury. The winner will be 90 minutes from regional immortality and a step closer to qualifying for the 2017 Confederations Cup.