Sunday, July 10, 2005

USA 2-0 Canada

The Gold Cup continues, with unspectacular play and unexciting games. But hey, we're 2-0! Costa Rica shouldn't be too hard. At the very worst we would get a draw, which still lets us win the group. Next round, we'll be playing the third placed Group C team. It would make for a very interesting situation if that was Mexico. But that's almost certainly not gonna happen, even though Mexico lost the opener. They still were way better than South Africa even in defeat.

So about our team...First, Donovan and Beasley continue to lead. In two games, Donovan has three goals and Beasley three assists. Beautiful goal yesterday. I just pray to god neither gets hurt for the World Cup. O'Brien has looked decent. Casey had a bad game, and it turns out he tore his acl. Given his play, that may be for the better. Sorry Conor.

I expect another win against Costa Rica. We'll probably see more of the first game's lineup than the second though, since really this one's kind of meaningless. I almost want to predict a draw, but we've won every Gold Cup group game we've ever played. Hopefully we can play a little sharper this time. And they don't have all their best players either.

Prediction: USA 1-0 Costa Rica

Comments on "USA 2-0 Canada"


Blogger incendiarymind said ... (10:20 AM, July 11, 2005) : 

Hey! Not all the games have been boring! Jamaica v. Guatemala was one of the best matches of the last year. A 4-3 thriller with a Carlos Ruiz hat trick and a couple of great saves in the last few minutes preventing a 4-4 draw!


Blogger scaryice said ... (4:52 AM, July 19, 2005) : 

I should've been more specific, I meant the USA games. I thought the Jamaica/Guatemala game was great!


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