Copa Oro aka Gold Cup

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Over to CONCACAF for more shit on a stick football or perhaps a slight improvement compared to Copa America.

No Gio Reyna for the US as Dortmund refused to release him, something like that. No Pulisic as a grouper tried to eat him, something like that.

Mexico vs Trinidad & Tobago is on currently. Curacao, the world class warriors they are, have withdrawn to COVID tests, and Guatemala take their place.

It's likely a Mexico vs US final in the waiting although Berhalter will try his best to feck up the US chances.
 

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20 mins in without conceding against Mexico. We’re doing well so far.
 

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This is what I have been waiting for! I have high hopes for USA. Haiti will be no match for us, so a heavy win should boost our morale and confidence!
 

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What an amazing result that was for Trinidad & Tobago! I never expected them to get a draw against a pretty good Mexico team, but they somehow pulled that off. This Gold Cup is going to be a crazy tournament.
 

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Not sure which country to root for in this tournament. Someone give me a lowdown on who to root for that isn’t Mexico or the US
 

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What an amazing result that was for Trinidad & Tobago! I never expected them to get a draw against a pretty good Mexico team, but they somehow pulled that off. This Gold Cup is going to be a crazy tournament.
Great result for us. I fell asleep during the match and was shocked when I woke up and saw that we salvaged a point.
 

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Was really excited for this and thought we had an outside chance as USA has a weakened squad but missing Davies and David pretty much kills all of that. The pair of them and Atiba could have had us really go for it and possibly send Atiba out with the showing he deserves.

Just comfortably get out of the group and give the quarters a good performance would be decent enough now.
 

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Oh excellent, is this on? I was 'fortunate' enough to get chronic sinusitis a couple of years ago and be off work for a fortnight at the same time the Copa America and Gold Cup were on. They were all shown 'as live' in the mornings on some channel called Free Sports. The highlight of the Gold Cup for me was the incredibly terrible American commentator who did all the games. He used to get super-excited at random moments and would often shout so loud the sound distorted and cut out. Please let him be doing it again :lol:

EDIT - Jusr checked and it's on Free Sports again. Channel 553 on Virgin. Can't wait for Canada v Martinique :drool:
 
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Canada and Costa Rica have held a soft spot for me, even when competing against the Nats (US).
I second the Costa Rica shout here. They are fun to watch and I will never forget the tears of pride and joy shed by their fans when they beat Uruguay in the 2014 WC. i always have a soft spot for them.
 

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Canada up 3-1 at the half granted it's Martinique.
Former Newcastle United player Emmanuel Rivière played a part in Martinique's first goal. After we went 1-0 down, I was fearing the worst, but we rebounded back quite well.

Tajon Buchanan's been a beast for us. He's terrorised Martinique on the left flank. Martinique, though, have done a good job in beating our presses, but our back line have done a good job in dealing with them for the most part.
 

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Not sure which country to root for in this tournament. Someone give me a lowdown on who to root for that isn’t Mexico or the US
Jamaica. We've gotten all the way to the final in 2 of the last 3 tournaments. Also we have a few England born players including Ravel Morrison. Hopefully we make the final again and win this time.
 

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Former Newcastle United player Emmanuel Rivière played a part in Martinique's first goal. After we went 1-0 down, I was fearing the worst, but we rebounded back quite well.

Tajon Buchanan's been a beast for us. He's terrorised Martinique on the left flank. Martinique, though, have done a good job in beating our presses, but our back line have done a good job in dealing with them for the most part.
Martinique are a joke. Canada is attacking down one side and they refuse to have their winger help out their RB. Canada aren't being tested at all.
 

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Zardes starting up front. It's Haiti and some of the top tier players are not available for this cup. But why do US managers continue to pick tried and tested garbage?
 

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Martinique are a joke. Canada is attacking down one side and they refuse to have their winger help out their RB. Canada aren't being tested at all.
Yeah, our class shone in the end, and we basically beat them 4-1 whilst playing in 2nd gear and having to deal with a card-happy ref.
 

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Yeah, our class shone in the end, and we basically beat them 4-1 whilst playing in 2nd gear and having to deal with a card-happy ref.
I stopped watching before halftime. The way it was going it looked like it could be any score. I want to see Canada vs Haiti and USA. Martinique were really poor. I hope Jamaica makes the final again but unfortunately Ravel is still awaiting his VISA. He has been outstanding in his 3 games for us thus far.
 

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Zardes starting up front. It's Haiti and some of the top tier players are not available for this cup. But why do US managers continue to pick tried and tested garbage?
What better options are there when so many are missing?
 

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Good start for Jamaica. Promising first 20 minutes followed by nothing thereafter.
 

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I was intrigued by the Honduras game, but it's been pushed back to 11:10pm ET. Not staying up that late to watch a game that I only had passing interest in to begin with. Qatar-Panama has been livelier than expected so far.
 

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Wish they would just mesh Gold Cup with Copa America. Would be such a benefit for CONCACAF while adding a little more competitiveness to Copa America.
 

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Wish they would just mesh Gold Cup with Copa America. Would be such a benefit for CONCACAF while adding a little more competitiveness to Copa America.
It would be a good idea but CONCACAF wants to maintain its independence. Our top clubs used to compete in The Copa Libertadores and even won it but even that has stopped as we have our own continental club cup.
 

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Guessing FIFA would need to make a concession to permit highest finish for the federation that fails to win the tournament. Cannot see CONCACAF risking losing out on those guaranteed slots to the Confederations Cup and whatever else comes with winning a regional cup.
 

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We are playing back ups to our back ups? Not must watch TV.

I might watch USA vs Canada and USA vs Mexico if it happens just because I can’t help myself.
 

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I was bored and watched Dike’s goals, he could really develop to be a beast!
 

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I wish the USA vs Canada match had been earlier in the group stage. I feel like tomorrow will be a cautious match for both, I hope I’m wrong though. Both teams have some exciting young talent.
 

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Is it likely Ravel's visa issues will be sorted before the tournament concludes?
No. The JFF were tardy and blundered. There is very little chance that Ravel will be present for this tournament. The American Embassy does things on their timing. Somehow The JFF believed that they could complete the process on their terms. Very idiotic of them.