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Post #1
Tuesday June 30, 2015 7:39am

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Mexico dealt a big blow on defense. Moreno is out of the Gold Cup with an injury.

Costa Rica will be without Navas in goal.

Any more updates with other teams and gold cup predictions will be in this thread.

skangles
DC
Post #2
Tuesday June 30, 2015 12:21pm

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I have the Gold Cup Group Stage matches listed in the MLS Predictions League. All are welcome to predict the Gold Cup games irrespective of whether or not you're playing the MLS league.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #3
Tuesday June 30, 2015 1:16pm

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Are we the only ones who at the moment are pretty much completely healthy and have our full complement of players. Except Tim Howard (who we haven't played with in a year) and I guess Gyau (but he hasn't played in awhile and while he was impressing wasn't quite first team yet).
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MSantoine
Post #4
Tuesday June 30, 2015 1:44pm

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The second tier of teams, Jamaica, Panama, Honduras, & Canada are all healthy as well.

Group B could be very entertaining. Costa Rica, Jamaica, & Canada. Canada playing their final group game, vs Costa Rica, in Toronto. I think this is the time Canada breaks through and makes the knockout stage. And actually its best to be the runner up in that group. The runner up gets Group C runner up (Cuba, T&T, or Guatemala) and then potentially Mexico in the semis but the Group B winner has Group A runner up (USA, Panama, Honduras) & then the Group A winner in the semis.

Boy did they give Mexico a crazy easy draw. By far the weakest of the 3 groups Then barring some upsets they dont play any of the other top CONCACAF teams until the finals. There gold cup could go like this: Group matches vs Guatemala, Cuba, T&T, QF vs Jamaica/Canada , semis vs T&T or Jamaica/Canada, finals.

Our path is Group matches vs Honduras, Panama, & Haiti, QF vs probably Jamaica/Canada, Semis vs Panama or Costa Rica, Finals vs mexico. We'll be going through 3 of the other 4 best CONCACAF teams, and maybe even all 4 depending on the 3rd place teams

hamsamwich
Post #5
Tuesday June 30, 2015 2:09pm

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You omitted El Salvador from group B. Historically they would probably be second favorite over Canada and Jamaica.

Good point about the difficult run in for USA should everything play out.

db707
Post #6
Tuesday June 30, 2015 2:24pm

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Original post from hamsamwich

You omitted El Salvador from group B. Historically they would probably be second favorite over Canada and Jamaica.


What history does El Salvador have that would justify making them second favorite in that group? They're the third highest ranked of the 4 teams and have never been past the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup. They're missing 16 players banned for match fixing. Perhaps admsghs27 commandeered your keyboard?

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #7
Tuesday June 30, 2015 2:25pm

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Original post from MSantoine

Boy did they give Mexico a crazy easy draw. By far the weakest of the 3 groups Then barring some upsets they dont play any of the other top CONCACAF teams until the finals. There gold cup could go like this: Group matches vs Guatemala, Cuba, T&T, QF vs Jamaica/Canada , semis vs T&T or Jamaica/Canada, finals.



Mexico fans will be thinking they have the greatest team on the planet by the final. I hope we are there to put them down like a rabid dog.

MSantoine
Post #8
Tuesday June 30, 2015 2:43pm

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Original post from Kamphgruppe

Mexico fans will be thinking they have the greatest team on the planet by the final. I hope we are there to put them down like a rabid dog.


Thats the one positive I could take out of it. If USA can make it to the final, and we should, then we will have had a good ramp up in competition while Mexico will have spent two weeks playing cream puffs and may not be ready for a real opponent

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #9
Tuesday June 30, 2015 3:09pm

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I was talking the only one healthy of the teams that matter...
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hamsamwich
Post #10
Tuesday June 30, 2015 3:39pm

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Original post from db707

What history does El Salvador have that would justify making them second favorite in that group? They're the third highest ranked of the 4 teams and have never been past the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup. They're missing 16 players banned for match fixing. Perhaps admsghs27 commandeered your keyboard?
ha. Good one.
I did not know of those suspensions.

God damn Mexico drove up the ticket prices for the gold cup matches here in chicago. As usual.

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #11
Tuesday June 30, 2015 5:36pm

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Brad Davis is out of Gold Cup with a knee issue. Yay! Morris me please?
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admsghs27
Post #12
Tuesday June 30, 2015 6:13pm

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Yup Davis is an old man.. Morris has to be his replacement I dont see who else. Maybe Nguyen but doubt it.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #13
Tuesday June 30, 2015 6:18pm

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It'll be Corona or Nguyen
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admsghs27
Post #14
Tuesday June 30, 2015 6:24pm

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Oh well just saw right now Greg Garza got added. Not bad i guess since he is our only true LB in the team.

MSantoine
Post #15
Tuesday June 30, 2015 6:43pm

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I guess they considered Davis the backup LB? Pretty pathetic if Jurgen thought he was a better option then some of the other guys.

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