Agent Powell, the former Chicago Fire and Jamaica striker Damani Ralph, also commented on the situation, calling it “a sad time for the young and sad time for the national team”. Each country will be looking to take the necessary step to dethrone the United States as Champions, and a win means they could face the title holders in the semifinals next week.
Duckens Nazon also struck the post in the first half for Haiti, which exits the tournament after the impressive feat of progressing from a group that included the USA, Honduras and Panama.
“We can’t get too high”.
Fans heading to the game in Philadelphia on Sunday can anticipate ticket prices to rise on the secondary market should the USA and Mexico both enter the Final Stage.
But being the team to beat doesn’t mean you can’t be beat, and this particular Gold Cup hasn’t been kind to the odds. Mertesacker had only recently turned 20, and showed some nerves in that match, but soon after that Mertesacker was a regular starter for the Germans, and he went on to make 104 appearances for Germany, the last coming in the World Cup win last summer in Brazil.
Klinsmann said he didn’t give a specific number of goals he wanted from Dempsey for the remainder of the Gold Cup when they talked prior to Saturday’s game. In his 41 minutes of work, his team nearly held Mexico scoreless… nearly.
Dempsey’s six Gold Cup goals make him the man to catch for the Golden Boot scoring award.
Beasley was one of three roster replacements brought in following the group stage.
Klinsmann is searching for the right attacking combination in this World Cup cycle and, ultimately, in Russian Federation in 2018.
Mexico vs. Jamaica on Fox Sports 1 at 9pm in the other Gold Cup semifinal. They would get a few chances at first but nothing was made.
In the first ever Gold Cup quarterfinal between Caribbean teams, Jamaica outlasted a strong Haitian side 1-0 behind an early goal from Houston Dynamo striker Giles Barnes in front of 37,994 at M&T Bank Stadium. Around a dozen of the players in this Gold Cup squad will not head to Russian Federation in 2018. If Schäfer could not control Dempsey, then they are in serious trouble. The likes of Kyle Beckerman, Nick Rimando, Brad Evans and Chris Wondolowski aren’t going to feature in many (or any) Hex matches.
Yes it was Cuba, but the Aron Johannsson and Clint Dempsey strike partnership looked as good as any pairing for the USMNT has in a long time. Guys like Tim Ream, Alejandro Bedoya and Graham Zusi are facing a serious fight to stay relevant throughout this cycle. The appointment of Herrera salvaged that, with El Tri making it to Brazil through the play-off against New Zealand, setting up Mexico for a more positive 2014 – which should have carried into this year.