2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup: Opponents Watch

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Sebsasour, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Ace08

    Ace08 Member

    May 30, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    That's fine, it is their country's #1 sport after all.

    But to act like there is some "gap" between the likes of Mexico, the US, and even a Costa Rica is ridiculous.

    The truth of the matter is Concacaf has about 3-4 teams that are about equal and on any given day can beat each other. Those same 3-4 teams wouldn't stand a chance if they were geographically located in South America or Europe.

    Just facts. Mexican fans need to de-illusion themselves.
     
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  2. superm

    superm Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    In soccer in any given day a team can beat another and pull an upset.

    What differentiates teams like France, Germany, England, Spain, Argentina, Brazil from others is talent. Talent wins you games and championships, not coaching. That’s something that Mexico has had for the most part in their history in this region and why they are able to win outside of concacaf.

    Let’s be honest, there’s a reason why everyone in concacaf doesn’t do anything but park the bus against Mexico. There’s clearly one superior team in the region. You don’t see that when Brazil plays Argentina or the top teams around the same talent level play against each other.
     
  3. rich loc

    rich loc Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Tanzania
    People acting like Diego Lainez isn't a player missing that should be here, probably have no idea that Alvarado and Antuna, who both have gotten tons of playing time in this Gold Cup, played second fiddle to Lainez last summer in the Toulon tournament, where he was voted MVP of the tournament, despite Lainez being couple years younger than them.
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  4. 50/50 Ball

    50/50 Ball Member+

    Sep 6, 2006
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The tickets are already sold as well. Are they supposedly cheating for concession money?
     
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  5. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As do I.
     
  6. pirozhok

    pirozhok Member+

    United States
    Jul 20, 2007
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I haven't seen MEX-CRC game, but yesterday's PK was a joke (in my opinion).
     
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  7. Ace08

    Ace08 Member

    May 30, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Well I respectfully disagree. That clearly superior team shouldn't have advanced in each of the last two Gold Cups (lucky undeserved garbage) and should have been left at home during the WC cycle before that last one. That's not the resume of a dominant team. It's actually ridiculously similar to the United States.
     
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  8. rich loc

    rich loc Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Tanzania
    At 0:45, ended up being their only goal outside of the PK shootout.
     
  9. SpencerNY

    SpencerNY Member+

    Dec 1, 2001
    Up in the skyway
    Any fan of a team that talks about needing player X to not look bad against Haiti is probably a fan of a national team that’s not very elite. Call me crazy.
     
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  10. pirozhok

    pirozhok Member+

    United States
    Jul 20, 2007
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re-watched PK moment, agree, foul was outside the box.
     
  11. rich loc

    rich loc Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Tanzania
    Wasn't even a foul, he touch the ball first, before the Haitian player kicked him.
     
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  12. superm

    superm Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Haiti was undefeated and beat teams like Costa Rica and Canada. We arent talking about Curacao who got dominated by El Salvador and Honduras and only reason they tied Jamaica was due to them starting their bench.
     
  13. superm

    superm Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Mexico can’t win every single year. I don’t understand how Mexico qualifying in 2014 and US not qualifying in 2018 is similar or even makes those countries even close to being similar?
     
  14. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    Mexico "qualifying" in 2014. LOL.
     
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  15. pirozhok

    pirozhok Member+

    United States
    Jul 20, 2007
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It simply tells us that not all CONCACAF refs could be bought.
     
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  16. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    YVAN EHT NIOJ
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    The game's already sold out. CONCACAF made their money.
     
  17. superm

    superm Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    I’m assuming you must find US not qualifying in 2018 even funnier.
     
  18. rich loc

    rich loc Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Tanzania
    Good news, they're only terrible at their job.
     
  19. SpencerNY

    SpencerNY Member+

    Dec 1, 2001
    Up in the skyway

    Now that’s how you properly stomp a minnow.
     
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  20. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Well............I'm not a Mexico fan............but Haiti did beat Costa Rica and Canada in this event.

    Haiti ain't Andorra. In their Gold Cup warmup, Haiti played in Chile.....................and only lost 2-1. Chile will be playing in the Copa America semifinal tonight.

    The truth is that Mexico and US fans argue in circles. Mexico is on top right now. I don't know who could question that.

    Just to note, in their last 10 head to head meetings the results are:

    US 4 wins Mexico 2 wins Draws 4

    But in the games that actually matter (the non-friendlies) over that stetch of games, Mexico has the edge.

    Mexico 2 wins US 1 win Draws 2

    The one US win is about to age out in the "last 10 head-to-head meetings" category as well. That was the home WCQer in the 2014 cycle.
     
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  21. superm

    superm Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Nice to know. :thumbsup:
     
  22. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    That is something I don't get: were we to troll their boards like this, we'd be carded and kicked out right away, yet here our mods allow these Mexicans to come and troll us with impunity.
     
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  23. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Vela looks retired. And we'd look very different with Tyler Adams... I see nobody making those excuses for the USA muddling through this tournament.

    Agreed. He's a hold-up option that Mexico often didn't have against us. Maybe Oribe Perralta.
     
  24. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Should've been a DOGSO red card, FK on the outside of the 18.
     
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  25. dna77054

    dna77054 Member+

    Jun 28, 2003
    houston
    not even against Honduras on the last matchday of the last Hex?
     
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