Gold Cup Semifinals Preview: A Focus on U.S. and Mexico

By Tunde Demuren and Jake Montgomery In a summer full of soccer (Women’s World Cup, Copa America, etc.) that has kept fans satisfied while waiting for the new seasons of European league soccer to begin, we have finally neared the end, with the Gold Cup semifinals taking place Wednesday night. The favorites, U.S. and Mexico, advanced to … More Gold Cup Semifinals Preview: A Focus on U.S. and Mexico

U.S. vs. Cuba: Hat Trick for Deuce and a Collective Sigh of Relief for the Yanks

by Chris Rios The Yanks cannot seem to catch a break when it comes to the weather… it was a scorching 95 degrees fahrenheit in Baltimore before kick off on Saturday, but the heat did not matter as “The Klinsmann Experiment” finally produced a tasteful result. If you missed the match, here are the full highlights provided … More U.S. vs. Cuba: Hat Trick for Deuce and a Collective Sigh of Relief for the Yanks

CONCACAF Gold Cup Knockout Stage Preview, Power Rankings, and Predictions

by Chris Rios We are off to the knockout stage of the Gold Cup! Well, we shouldn’t celebrate much because 3/4 of the teams advanced out of the group stage, and the average FIFA rank of the teams eliminated was 96 (yes, I did the math). So let’s not pat ourselves on the back for doing … More CONCACAF Gold Cup Knockout Stage Preview, Power Rankings, and Predictions

CONCACAF Gold Cup, US v. Panama: The “Klinsmann Experiment”? Is There a Method To the Madness?

by Chris Rios Three hours before kick off. It’s 97 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s 36 Celsius for the Brits). I had arrived early to secure close seats in the general admission section, South Stands of Sporting Park in Kansas City. I was ready to watch Clint Dempsey, Fabian Johnson, Aron Jóhannssen, and more on the pitch less than 30 feet in front … More CONCACAF Gold Cup, US v. Panama: The “Klinsmann Experiment”? Is There a Method To the Madness?

USA v. Haiti Gold Cup Review: Gyasi Zardes, the Bright Spot in another Unconvincing Result

After Mexico’s 6-0 thrashing of Cuba, I think all U.S. fans were ready for a dominant performance of our own. I texted my good friend Tunde before the game, “If we don’t win by 4 today I’ll be pissed.” Well, we didn’t win by 4, actually, I would argue we barely outplayed our opponent, but … More USA v. Haiti Gold Cup Review: Gyasi Zardes, the Bright Spot in another Unconvincing Result

CONCACAF Gold Cup Review: 3 Thoughts on Mexico v. Cuba

By Tunde Demuren Everyone’s favorite world cup coach, Mexico’s Miguel Herrera, is back, this time on the hot seat as his team has gone winless in their past 7 matches. Recently, Mexico has failed to recapture their World Cup form, as they have struggled in international friendlies and the Copa America (albeit they fielded a B squad for … More CONCACAF Gold Cup Review: 3 Thoughts on Mexico v. Cuba