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The United States hopes more comfortable outing against Haiti on Friday, suffered in the opening match of the Gold Cup earlier U.S. vs. Haiti live stream free online this week.
If the United States wins the Gold Cup, it would clinch a berth in the 2017 Federation Internationale de Football Association Confederations Cup.
Substitutes Gyasi Zardes, who replaced Jozy Altidore at half time, provided the ball for Dempsey to score.
Prediction: The USA puts up a dominant showing, destroying Haiti 5-0. “It’s a real joy to work with him”. The first big chance made by the Haitians came in the 8th minute when Wilde-Donald Guerrier went on a good run from the right side of the pitch only for his shot to go way wide over Brad Guzan’s goal. “Gold cup is a little bit of a different approach because of that rule that you can switch players after the group stage, but you want to give everyone that is here the feeling that we count on you”.
The US meet Panama in their final group match, while Honduras plays Haiti.
“It’s a nice feeling, knowing that we are already in”. “This isn’t a small Caribbean team we were playing”, observed Collat, who didn’t have the luxury of resting seven starters, as Klinsmann did. I just chested it and knew Clint or one of the other forwards was going to be there. “In our group, without a doubt, we are the underdog and it’s a challenge we’re willing to accept”.
On Friday, the coach came out of his office at halftime and told Zardes to warm up. A first-half goal from Luis Tejada coupled with an effective, disruptive defensive performance had allowed Panama to lead much of the night only for the full points to again slip away. The 21-year-old Nazon struck in the 86th minute, receiving the ball down the right flank, twice turning Panama’s Harold Cummings and putting a low shot inside the far post from eight-yards out. Dempsey is now 13 goals shy of the American goal scoring record. “I’m just trying to pursue my career and hopefully be like them”.
The United States national team continues their quest for back-to-back Gold Cup trophies with a match against Haiti on Friday night. Klinsmann could look to Mix Diskerud in the midfield to help his team keep possession in traffic better than it did last game.
Chief among those will be Altidore, who injured his hamstring on May 16 and is trying to get back into game shape.
“The tournament earn only with the entire group, and number 23 is as important as the number one”, said Klinsmann. The lineup could be different from the Honduras game depending on the fitness of Jozy Altidore and Alejandro Bedoya.
The attempt looked to breathe some life into the USA attack as passes began to connect and Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley found space inside the Haitian half of the field.