Gold cup quarters= win or go home.
USA lineup: Howard; Cherundolo, Goodson, Bocanegra, Lichaj; Jones, Bradley; Bedoya, Kljestan, Dempsey; Altidore
Subs: Edu, Agudelo, Donovan, Bornstein, Ream, Adu, Hahnemann
I don't like that Landon isn't starting. I'm not sure if this is a time for experimenting. The game is on FSC at 3pm ET or on feed on concacaf website
EDIT: Landon was at a wedding and got in late.. hence the no start. Thanks for the update.
It's Sunday and I am stuck at work. I would really like to watch the final round of the US Open, so does anyone have a good link to a live stream? It would be much appreciated.
It's been a slow day on the board.
They are looking into the recent Argentina v Nigeria friendly and a few of the Gold Cup matches.
Here's the interesting part:
Der Spiegel reported Saturday that three unidentified CONCACAF Gold Cup matches are under scrutiny because of suspicious betting patterns in Asia. The bets were made on high-scoring games, and two of the matches ended 5-0, with the other finishing 4-0.
Mexico beat El Salvador and Cuba 5-0 while Costa Rica also beat Cuba by that score. Two games, Jamaica and Guatemala's wins against Grenada, finished 4-0.
It'll be interesting to see how this ends up especially with Mexico and the banned substances incident. Some of these Gold Cup teams are just bad, so I don't think some of these score lines are unusual.
I also think FIFA investigating shady activity is laughable.
I don't know if this is truly a coincidence or not, but it should be interesting. GQ has a nice summary of their epic match last year:
Rory just posted a second round 66 so he is -11 for the first two rounds and is up 8 strokes on the field at this point. HOWEVER, he was at -13 before that last hole and double bogied it. I am sure there will be a lot of talk about Augusta and him falling apart again. Will Rory hold on and win his first major or will he choke away another major? I for one like this kid and hope that guys like him, Day, and Fowler win some majors in the near future.
I'm not sure if all you, if any, subscribe to John Bacon's Blog posts but I just got this one and I thought I'd share it with you. Caution: you may have to leave your desk at work and blame it on allergies.
Enjoy. I know it hit close to home for me.