The Gold Cup is a shitty tournament. It’s the championship of CONCACAF, a garbage confederation with two consistently pretty good teams mixed in with a bunch of flotsam of varying quality. It’s normally contested by the participating countries’ B or C teams, since no one cares all that much about winning it. It’s…
“Idk why Jordan Morris is out there,” I typed to the Deadspin staff exactly two minutes before his game-winning goal. Morris was barely scoring in MLS with the Seattle Sounders this year, and even his two goals in this tournament came against the far inferior Martinique. He looked lost and mistake-prone in the Gold…
Jozy Altidore was in a bit of a slump, having not scored for the USMNT since September of 2016. But suddenly, he’s on fire, with two goals in fewer than 90 minutes across the past two games.
His face has never changed.
Kemar Lawrence’s free kick left Mexican keeper Jose Corona dumbfounded as the 88th-minute goal put the New York Red Bull and his Jamaica side past Mexico and into a Gold Cup final matchup with the United States.
The USMNT cruised to a 2-0 victory in tonight’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal despite the fact that El Salvador repeatedly treated players like you might have treated your little brother.
The USMNT leapt out to a 2-0 first-half lead over El Salvador thanks to goals from two unlikely players. Despite Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey lining up together as a striking partnership, the scoring came from defenders Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj.
The opening game of tonight’s Gold Cup action between Costa Rica and Panama seemed to be on a slow ride toward extra time*, but a Costa Rica free kick into the box led to a 77th minute own goal when the ball glanced of the top of Anibal Godoy’s head.
The USMNT’s Gold Cup match Wednesday night looked easy on paper, even with mostly fringe players getting starts. But the team’s group stage battle against Martinique quickly went from boring to absolutely ridiculous, and the US was relieved to escape with a 3-2 win.
In last night’s Gold Cup match between French Guiana and Honduras, former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda played the whole 90 minutes for the national team of his native French Guiana, despite having been ruled ineligible before the tournament because he had already capped 80 times for the French national team.
Despite being available in less than half as many homes as ESPN, Univision Deportes Network destroyed the Worldwide Leader and every other sports net last night, drawing 1.6 million viewers for its simulcast of the Mexico-Panama Gold Cup match. That’s more than twice as many people as were watching the Orioles-Yankees…
Last night’s screw-job that robbed Panama of a Gold Cup upset over Mexico was so egregious, the Mexican press and even some of the players themselves can’t help but cop to getting lucky. Here are some examples of Mexico’s collective sheepishness.
In a finish only former CONCACAF president and disgraced ex-FIFA official Jack Warner could love, Mexico defeated Costa Rica in tonight’s Gold Cup quarterfinal on a ludicrous penalty called in the 122nd minute.
Today’s Gold Cup quarterfinal between Trinidad and Tobago and Panama came down to penalties. That’s never a good thing, and both teams decided to prove a point, apparently.
Clint Dempsey put the U.S. up 1-0 on a defection-ravaged Cuban team in the fourth minute of today’s Gold Cup quarterfinal in Baltimore.
Before a largely pro-Mexico crowd in Charlotte, Trinidad and Tobago almost threw away their Gold Cup match, before eventually completing a stunning comeback in the 93rd minute. Joevin Jones delivered a perfect corner kick amidst lasers shining in his eyes and bottles raining down on his head, and Yohance Marshall…
Jozy Altidore is off the USMNT Gold Cup squad, and DaMarcus Beasley is on, after Jurgen Klinsmann made his final roster moves ahead of the knockout rounds.
A thus-far uninspired performance by the U.S. has, at least, resulted in a goal and once again it’s Clint Dempsey who scored to put his side up 1-0 on Haiti in tonight’s Gold Cup match at the Patriots’ stadium in Foxborough. Let’s not let Deuce take all the credit, though he’s certainly earned it thus far in the…
Canada settled for a scoreless draw in Gold Cup action against El Salvador in Carson last night, but only because Orlando City striker and #1 MLS overall pick Cyle Larin blew a wide open shot on goal in the first half. What a pity.