Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Game moved to Cyprus for the obvious reasons (thankfully not cancelled altogether).
US (4-2-3-1): Howard; Castillo, Brooks, Onyewu, Cameron; Jones, Kljestan; Johnson, Dempsey, Bedoya; Altidore
Ukraine (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Fedestkyi, Kucher, Rakytskyi, Makarenko; Tymoshchuk, Rotan; Yarmolenko, Edmar; Konoplyanko; Zozulya
Game can be seen on ESPN2.
US vs. Costa Rica in San Jose, 10 pm EDT.
TV: Bein Sport
US: Howard, Beasley, Johnson, Orozco, Besler, Gonzalez, Jones,
BradleyCameron, Zusi, Dempsey, Donovan
Costa Rica: Navas, Umana, Oviedo, Gamboa, Gonzalez, Acosta, Borges, Bolanos, Tejeda, Ruiz, Campbell
Also tonight: Honduras at Mexico, Jamaica at Panama
CONCACAF Qualifying standings through 6 matches (of 10):
- USA 13 +4
- Costa Rica 11 +4
- Mexico 8 +1
- Honduras 7 -1
- Panama 6 -2
- Jamaica 2 -6
Top three teams qualify for 2014 WC, fourth place team must win a 2-leg playoff against New Zealand to get in.
Ed: Last minute lineup change. Bradley scratched with ankle sprain sufered in warmup.
In case anyone wants to discuss it, the USMNT is playing against 13th-ranked Bosnia-Herzegovina on ESPN2 right now. Bosnia leads 2-0 in the 40th minute. US still looking for their first shot on goal.
I'm not surprised this isn't a bigger story given US soccer fans are focused on the Gold Cup win and Holden's injury.
This kid (22 yrs old) is a nice player and probably would have been the starting striker for the Gold Cup. He scored a ton of goals in the Danish Superliga and 3 goals in 5 appearances at AZ Alkmaar last season. Link
USMNT vs Panama
July 28, 2013, 4 pm ET
Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
Watch on FOX/Univision
The top trophy in North American soccer will be won in the Windy City on Sunday afternoon when the US national team meet surprise contenders Panama in the Gold Cup final at Soldier Field.
Mexico's woeful underperformance this month prevented the border rivalry showcase that everyone expects from this tournament and opened the door for La Marea Roja. But coach Julio Dely Valdés and his men did more than enough to prove that they belong, defeating El Tri twice, handling Martinique and routing Cuba.
Meanwhile, the USMNT has been dominant, rolling up five straight wins (part of a larger 10-game winning streak which has set a program record) with 19 goals scored and four conceded. Both teams are undefeated to this point.
GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla/Mexico), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla/Mexico), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg/Germany), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)
MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborg/Sweden), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg/Norway), Stuart Holden (Bolton/England), Brek Shea (Stoke City/England), Jose Torres (Tigres UANL/Mexico)
FORWARDS: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
GOALKEEPERS: Jaime Penedo (Motagua/Honduras), Luis Mejía (CA Fénix/Uruguay), Alex Rodríguez (Sporting San Miguelito/Panama)
DEFENDERS: Román Torres (Millonarios/Colombia), Juan Carlos Cedeño (Alianza/Panama), Harold Cummings (Árabe Unido/Panama), Carlos Rodríguez (Chepo/Panama), Leonel Parris (Tauro/Panama), Roderick Miller (San Francisco/Panama), Roberto Chen (San Francisco/Panama), Richard Dixon (Sporting San Miguelito/Panama)
MIDFIELDERS: Eybir Bonaga (San Francisco/Panama), Rolando Escobar (Deportivo Anzoátegui/Venezuela), Gabriel Gómez (Junior/Colombia), Aníbal Godoy (Chepo/Panama), Jairo Jiménez (Elche/Spain), Alberto Quintero (Chorrillo/Panama), Marcos Sánchez (Tauro/Panama), Juan de Díos Pérez (Tauro/Panama)
FORWARDS: Blas Pérez (FC Dallas), Gabriel Torres (Zamora/Venezuela), Rolando Blackburn (Chorrillo/Panama), Cecilio Waterman (CA Fénix/Uruguay)