OT: USA v Jamaica Gold Cup Open Thread

OT: USA v Jamaica Gold Cup Open Thread

Submitted by samber2009 on June 19th, 2011 at 2:23 PM

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.

OT: FIFA looking in to possible match fixing

OT: FIFA looking in to possible match fixing

Submitted by samber2009 on June 19th, 2011 at 2:29 AM

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.

http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/6676581/fifa-looking-gold-cu…

OT: USA-Panama Gold Cup Open Thread

OT: USA-Panama Gold Cup Open Thread

Submitted by MGoShoe on June 11th, 2011 at 7:22 PM

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.

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