2019 Gold Cup [R]

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  1. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    More so fixed for Mexico than it is the USA.

    If USA plays El Salvador or Honduras there's always a lot of opposing fans for those sides in the stadium.

    Also the Final is here in Chicago. That is going to be at least 80% Mexicanos in the crowd yelling and screaming and throwing beer after every goal.
     
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  2. DotNelsonDot

    DotNelsonDot Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    W
     
  3. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Looking forward to the El Salvador - Jamaica match.
    Heck even Curacao- Honduras can be interesting.
     
  4. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    Looking forward to an actual atmosphere for once!
     
  5. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
    Very dissapointing from Jamaica. Leon Bailey has been horrible in his 2 matches so far. Welcome to the international game.
     
  6. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    Yea, not surprised really. Jamaica away from Kingston are lifeless.
     
  7. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
    Kinda messed up how El Salvador gets to play them on neutral ground yet you guys play them at home.

    I think its a terrible idea. You either are host or you are not host. I dont like this in between nonsense.

    Anyways I think Honduras should beat El Salvador and advance.
     
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  8. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    Welcome to CONCACAF
     
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  9. edcalvi

    edcalvi Moderator
    Staff Member

    Atlético Madrid
    May 1, 2005
    Nevada
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Let's not disregard Curaçao... You never know. :D
     
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  10. slaminsams

    slaminsams Member+

    Mar 22, 2010
    Now I am curious who you think is going to win the whole thing?
     
  11. edcalvi

    edcalvi Moderator
    Staff Member

    Atlético Madrid
    May 1, 2005
    Nevada
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    It will be a country who has previously never won a Gold Cup. :D
     
  12. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lolololol

    I've been telling fools since the draw that Honduras were in danger...didn't expect Curaçao to finish them off, though :ROFLMAO:
     
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  13. Sparta Rotterdam

    Sparta Rotterdam New Member

    Jun 17, 2016
    Yes
    #63 Sparta Rotterdam, Jun 22, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
    The Curaçao GK was on fire. His name is Room and the announcers always pronounced it as "room" like a bedroom. But in Dutch the name is pronounced "Rome" as in the city.

    It kills me how well before a game kicks off announcers will check the pronunciations of long scary-looking names like "McWojokowskisteinbergentrop". But they never bother to learn how to pronounce short, easy-looking names which can be just as difficult.

    BTW, "Room" is the Dutch word for cream. And everybody knows that cream always rises to the top!
     
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  14. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    LEt's go USA!
     
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  15. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    For me personally, this is D day. I want to see a team that has drive. A team playing with confidence. A team that has energy.

    It has been over two years since the US have played with that drive that sold me on their potential for becoming a major player in the world.

    They have more talent and experience than any other team in our history. They just need to believe in themselves and fight.

    Go USA!
     
  16. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I hope to see that.
    What I expect to see is a close match since T&T is fighting for their lives.
    I just hope we win and stay healthy. Something like 2-0 seems most likely.
     
  17. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just hope Altidore is fit, b/c my sides can't take 90 more minutes of Zardes.
     
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  18. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I appreciate Zardes for what he provided during the Copa Centenario but right now he is rather frustrating to watch for sure.
     
  19. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
    Wow Curacao !

    You just have to feel happy for them. This has been a team on the rise, and its great for them to get a first gold cup win. I wonder if they will continue to attract dutch talent and make this a very strong team within concacaf. I can see that happening, kind of like Algeria and Morocco with their French players. Its good for concacaf that they now have Curacao and to a lesser extent Bermuda to add competativeness to their confederation. I suspect with the expanded format and the nations league that we will see improvements in some of the other nations.

    On the other hand it is sad that such a large population nation (relative to the Carribean) like Cuba doesn't seem to have improved one bit for 20 years. I have a soft spot for the country, and I dont understand why they cannot improve. Is it just that soccer isn't popular and the athletes focus on baseball and boxing. That has to be the case because if not its kind of mind boggling.
     
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  20. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Much of it has to do with politics.
    Communism simply does not allow for them to export players to good leagues.
    And they rely on local state funded managers for the most part with no clue and no ideas of how to compete with teams outside of the Caribbean.
    Factor in some of your best players defecting to the USA every couple years and you have yourself major issues trying to compete for Gold Cups.
     
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  21. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    I need to see the stats for that game last night. PSV's Eloy Room put the team on his back with an enormous amount of timeless saves, on top of the post being hit on two-three separate occasions.

    Their efficiency was the difference. Honduran strikers probably have the WORST gol conversion rate at this tournament.
     
  22. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Gone are the days of Pavon, Tyson, Costly.
    Honduras plays nice futbol for the most part. Just don't have any clinical strikers to make teams pay.
     
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  23. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    33 (9)
    23 (5)
    46 (8)
    36 (7)
    32 (3)

    Those are the Appearances and goals scored for each attacker on the Honduran roster at this Gold Cup... That's incredibly poor.
     
  24. LordofBrewtown

    Wigan Athletic
    United States
    Nov 19, 2018
    Thanks - that's insightful, and backs up what I think the impressions most of us had were. To me Lozano was especially/noticeably dreadful vs Curacao. Not even close on some attempts and some mind-boggling decisions when he had choices.

    Thus far, we have one big upset with the perceived worst/"extra" team in a group (Curacao) beating the highest seed (Honduras), and really only 1 game that could be described as out of hand - Mexico/Cuba. On top of that Bermuda has looked very good at times. Some of the games may not have been the most entertaining; but, I think the expansion to 16 teams has to be evaluated as successful right now.
     
  25. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Two 4-0s were not that great but it was second half adjustments that made those games lopsided.
     

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