DaMarcus Beasley was coaxed out of retirement and played with the U.S. national team in Saturday’s loss to Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup competition.
Mexico ensured that the match would not come down to any calls in the final minutes with a 3-1 win over upstart Jamaica for the CONCACAF Gold Cup title on Sunday.
Mexico went on to win its seventh Gold Cup title with a 3-1 victory over Jamaica on Sunday night. But is there any way to know for sure skulduggery didn’t alter the outcome?
With five-time champion United States waiting in Wednesday night’s semifinal, Jamaica coach Winfried Schaefer is playing up his team’s underdog role once again.
Jurgen Klinsmann chose to add DaMarcus Beasley, Joe Corona and Alan Gordon for the knockout rounds, which begin with the quarterfinals Saturday in Baltimore.
“They group together well. They play together well,” Panama coach Hernan Gomez said after his team held the U.S. to a 1-1 draw in Group A on Monday night. “My personal opinion? This is the team to beat.”
Soccer is on a lot of minds after the U.S. women’s win at the World Cup on Sunday, and you can see some of the best men in the world play in North Texas on Tuesday night.
Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey, who was suspended by MLS for a confrontation with a referee.
CONCACAF’s acting general secretary said the organization is cooperating with the U.S. Justice Department while it investigates allegations of corruption in FIFA.
Costa Rica and Mexico advanced from their groups, and the United States will follow if it avoids defeat to Germany on Thursday. Honduras is in contention despite two defeats.
Brek Shea poked a ball into the net in the 69th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama and the CONCACAF Gold Cup title.
Landon Donovan scored two goals and set up another, and the United States beat Honduras 3-1 on Wednesday night to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.