Today’s game for July 7, 2015 gets played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Do not leave him any space or he will make defenses pay. Both have had sporadic success scoring in Major League Soccer. The United States Soccer Federation, along with CONCACAF, threw Canada a bone this time around by giving Toronto (BMO Field) a pair of Group B games.
Tonight’s match will be only the second played in 2015 by Haiti.
Honduras isn’t likely to score from a long combination of short passes and will look to take advantage of any giveaways with counter attacks.
Dempsey’s goals in the 25th and 64th minutes were created from crosses from Michael Bradley, wearing the captain’s arm band in his 100th worldwide appearance.
This Panama team features a number of senior players in their late 20s and early 30s who have experienced the Gold Cup before a number of times, and that experience could see them through as things get tight.
This here is your open thread for the match. They had done the job and gotten three points. The islanders were invited to June’s Copa America, where they gave a good account of themselves in narrow 1-0 losses to Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. It was nine matches and more than 900 minutes. Just like the World Cup of CONCACAF’s parent organization, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), this tournament begins with group play.
With that being said, the United States came out in a 4-4-2 diamond, which is very familiar, as it has been the default formation for the better part of the past year. They should have no problem making a statement in this match. That is my final record for this edition of the Women’s World Cup.
What is the Gold Cup?
“What our women’s team did was absolutely wonderful”, Klinsmann told ESPN about the ladies winning their first World Cup in 16 years. Perez is strong, intelligent and lethal in front of goal. Internationally, their next best goal scorer is Gabriel Gomez but even he is 31. “That’s what feeds a striker, feeling-wise, is goals”. Five of their six caps leaders are 30 years old or older including goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.
Injuries have pushed Sabo back in the pecking order, but now that he’s healthy, he should be able to reclaim his spot on the team and maybe help Costa Rica upset the US and Mexico.
Panama threw everything they had forward in hopes of a third. They have faced each other in the final five times. World Cup qualifying is critical.
U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann has been playing Yedlin as a right sided midfielder lately instead of his more customary right back position, and he’s been terrorizing opposition left backs. Money is/was given to the various national associations (Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, Cayman Islands, etc.) to “host” those tournaments.
Panama started their journey with their toughest match against Costa Rica.
The opening game of a tournament can never, by definition, be a must-win game.
The 12 teams are divided into three groups of four teams. The Americans won the Gold Cup in 2013 and are looking for a repeat. First off, the tournament will be entertaining but secondly, in the month of July, the only competition for your attention is midseason baseball…get on board folks. This is their 7th appearance in the Gold Cup.