Gold Cup 2015: The Mexican National Team Arrives in Phoenix; USA Beats Haiti 1-0

By admin July 10, 2015 22:23

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Picture Courtesy of: mexsports

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By Francisco Romero. –   After beating Cuba 6-0 in the opening game of the 2015 Gold Cup, the Mexican National Team has arrived in Phoenix, Arizona where it will face Guatemala on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Before boarding an airplane to the State of Arizona, El Tri practiced at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Javier “El Chicharito” Hernandez and Hector Moreno made the trip to Phoenix; both of them are out with injuries, but continue their rehabilitation during the tournament.

More than 55 thousand tickets have been sold for Sunday’s game.

After beating Cuba Thursday night, Mexico’s coach Miguel Herrera said that Mexico is not playing the Gold Cup to win just one game, “We want the cup,” said the head coach.

In regards to facing Guatemala Herrera said the following, “We will work towards creating more opportunities, Guatemala is more disciplined we have to work harder against them and be focused.”

USA vs. Haiti

The U.S. Men’s National team beat Haiti 1-0 in its second game of the 2015 Gold Cup, in dong so it clinched the top spot of Group A.

Picture Courtesy of: mexsport

Picture Courtesy of: mexsport

Once again the main character of the match was Clint Dempsey as he scored the lonely goal of the contest at the 47th minute of the game.

The first half ended in a 0-0 tie.

Clint Dempsey made his 17th Gold Cup appearance, the most on the team, and scored his eighth career Gold Cup goal, tying for third place on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s all-time Gold Cup scoring list with Brian McBride.

The game was played in front of 46,720 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

In Group A’s other game, Honduras and Panama tied 1-1.  That score allowed the U.S. National team to clinch the group’s top spot. 

The U.S. has won four-straight Gold Cup matches against Caribbean opponents, outscoring the opposition 8-1.

By admin July 10, 2015 22:23

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