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Other Gold Cup Thoughts

The intensity of the Gold Cup matches is higher than I recall in the past. Nations such as Guadeloupe, Haiti, Panama and Honduras are viewing this event as a genuine continental championship and are going for goal early in matches against higher rated opposition. This has led to a remarkable number of upsets and near misses in the first weekend of the event. For example in the Miami based Group A, Guadeloupe whom I had mentioned as a possible dark horse last week is leading the group which features a solid Canada team and Costa Rica who has participated in the last World Cup. In Group C, Mexico’s loss to Honduras and struggle to defeat Cuba indicates that Coach Hugo Sanchez better get things moving soon in the right direction of he may not be coaching the national team much longer.

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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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2 Responses to Other Gold Cup Thoughts

  1. Luis in LA says:

    Mexico losing is always a cause for celebration. I am hopeful that the US can continue to improve and beat the donkeys in the final, if el tri even makes it to that point.

  2. Pingback: CONCACAF Gold Cup Groups and Schedule | Football Parade!

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