7/7 USA vs Cuba pregame thread

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by scaryice, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    USA vs Cuba History

    7/19/03-USA 5:0 Cuba (GC)
    1/21/02-USA 1:0 Cuba (GC)
    2/1/98-USA 3:0 Cuba (GC)
    9/21/49-USA 5:2 Cuba (WCQ, in Mexico)
    9/14/49-USA 1:1 Cuba (WCQ, in Mexico)
    7/20/47-Cuba 5:2 USA

    Cuba looking for goal against US

    Cuba's best player is forward Lester More. I would imagine we'll see almost everybody get time in the first round games, since there's three games in a week. So I guess the big question is, will Conor Casey finally score a freakin' goal? :)
  2. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kinda of a scary thought when you realize Cuba hasn't scored on us in nearly 56 years ;)

    Seriously, I expect us to win this one hopefully fairly handily...
  3. The Big Ticket

    The Big Ticket New Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    MN -> UIUC
    Following this game on MatchTracker is going to be awesome.


    Hopefully Noonan starts at one of the two (three?) forward spots. I predict we'll win 3-0.
    If Sasha Victorine can, anyone can.
  4. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
  6. DutchFootballRulez

    Jul 15, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder if they can do Radioactive Green.

    That way Onyewu can say on corners "Gooch Smash!"
  7. USsoccerLA

    USsoccerLA New Member

    Feb 15, 2005
    Los Angeles
    does anyone have any info on how good this lester guy is, not good enough to be a thorn on our side right?
  8. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Not as good as Grenada's Jason Roberts, and we shut him down. And he didn't score against us last time two years ago. They're probably not as bad as people think, but still, Cuba is probably the worst team in the tournament.
  9. Justin O

    Justin O Member+

    Seattle Sounders
    United States
    Nov 30, 1998
    on the run from the covid
    Odds to win Gold Cup outright from betandwin.

    All prices return on a dollar including your originl dollar:

    Mexico 2.55
    USA 2.75
    Colombia 3.55
    South Africa 10.00
    Costa Rica 17.00
    Honduras 76.00
    Canada 101.00
    Trinidad and Tobago 151.00
    Jamaica 151.00
    Guatemala 201.00
    Cuba 201.00
    Panama 501.00

    I have no idea what is up with that Guatemala price.

    Anyway, more prices in the wagering forum.
  10. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    $10 on honduras then.
    I've actually really been curious about the cuban team since they sent the squad, a bunch of it at least, to the same german team, pretty sure it was a regionallia side. But was that a long time ago now? or was that 2002or -2003? No idea. anyway, a year of practising together full time in a professional environment couldn't hurt. Didn't seem to pan out, though I'd they do seem to have climbed from hopeless losers to mediocre.
  11. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    so excited about this game.... yaay.. oh wait, it ain't baseball....

    :) what time and channel, if any?

    Edit: Never mind..Telefutura 7:45 ET it is
  12. ChuckA

    ChuckA New Member

    Apr 4, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Maybe this is a topic for another thread, or a thread of it's own. But, I've been wondering about the games that there are no English language television broadcasts of, or the games that are replayed on a delay. Why can't we at least get an audio webcast of the game? How many people go to Matchtracker? Surely, they see how many hits it is getting.

    If the Charleston Battery can webcast all of their games, why can't the USMNT?
  13. DutchFootballRulez

    Jul 15, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. denver_mugwamp

    denver_mugwamp New Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    It looks like South Africa is a bit overrated in the listing since they're bringing what appears to be their C Team. I guess the people at Betandwin don't bother to read Big Soccer before they figure out their odds.
  15. Mglnbea

    Mglnbea Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Northern California
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I certainly hope so, and especially because I'm dragging my family up north to attend the Seattle matches!

    On the other hand, I went to the US-Cuba GC match at the Rose Bowl a couple of years ago (2002), and despite their best efforts, the US only triumphed 1-0.
  16. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    if i were a gambler, i'd be inclined to put $15 on the US and then $10 on Mexico for insurance. :) when/if the US win, i'm up ~$15. and, at least if Mexico wins, i break even.

    what does everyone think are the odds that US or Mexico don't win this?
  17. bltleo

    bltleo Member+

    Jan 5, 2003
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    well USA and Mexico are the strongest countries in your group..concacaf
    so you both will make it and come to Germany...I´m 100% sure..
    You can beat Cuba and do many scores....I think so...
  18. bltleo

    bltleo Member+

    Jan 5, 2003
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    I think the game USA-CUBA...is not so hard like USA-Mexico..
    maybe it will get less attention here at board...no idea...
    but I think USA will beat CUBA...4:0...
    USA are really strong team....
    there is no need to do extra strategy against CUBA..
    you should concentrate on bigger teams, stronger team like
    Mexico, Brazil...etc..you are no more newcomer in the soccer..
    USA belongs definitely to these soccer countries with good soccer now...
    You are in the business ...!!!
    Go and win!
  19. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    good game for younger players to get warmed up, get confidence.
  20. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Les More? less more? schizo freak....
  21. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep, that's why we got Sanneh, Armas, Conrad, Olsen.... You do mean "young" with respect to the rest of the population, not as soccer players, right?
  22. Haole

    Haole Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    costa mesa, ca
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Confusion, as always, on match start times and broadcast time.

    Can anyone on west coast tell me what the 'broadcast' time is on 7 July?


    In keeping w. this biz, note that on the betandwin.com site they list the US/Cuba match as being on 8 July. Yikes.
  23. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, as we get closer to the tournament ,the less I care...

    If USsoccer does not care enough to ensure their fans can watch, why should I care enough to follow on bloody Matchtracker??
  24. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    For us DirecTV users, which channel # is Telefutura.

    (I have a bunch of Spanish stations but don't know which are which.)
  25. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Lloyd, Ch. 69 out of Miami.

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