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 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.
CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
United States (1-0-0) vs. Panama (1-0-0)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Kickoff: 8 pm ET
TV: Fox Soccer Channel, Telefutura, univisionfutbol.com, CONCACAF TV
USA’s all-time record in Gold Cup group play: 24-0-2.
USA Starters: Howard; Cherundolo, Goodson, Ream, Bocanegra; Dempsey, Bradley, Jones, Donovan; Altidore, Agudelo.
USA Subs: Hahnemann, Onyewu, Edu, Wondolowski, Lichaj, Kljestan, Bedoya.
Same starters, same subs as the Canada match.
U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A