The Gold Cup resumes tonight as the final round of group stage play commences from Miami, Fl. In the first game of the night, Costa Rica will look to climb from its third place position as they take on a Canadian team that currently sits in first and has yet to allow a goal.
In the second match of the night, the last-place Jamaicans will look to keep their slim Gold Cup dreams alive as they play an El Salvador side that currently stands in second with three points.
This is GianFranco Panizo and I will be providing some commentary from FIU Stadium throughout both matches in the comments section below. Please feel free to follow along here, and as always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions on the matches in the comments section as well.
Enjoy the games.
I certainly won’t be the first to say it, but wow: Trecker is a tool.
Actually, Trecker is a tool who knows little about soccer, but that’s too wordy.
There are a few Jamaican fans sprinked in amongst the crowd but the majority of the support is for El Salvador.
Those Setanta commentators were awful. The play-by-play guy referred to Greg Sutton as Paul the entire game, and it took him about 55 minutes of calling Simeon Jackson “Julian” before his partner corrected him.
The other guy was better, but he kept saying “Burr-near” instead of “Bernier” (pronounced more like Bear-nee-Ey for those who don’t know).
Full time – 2-2 tie. Canada wins the group!
End of Regulation! Canada 2, Costa Rica 2. Canada wins Group A.
for some reason the commentator keeps calling greg sutton paul.
For some reason a ball boy just ran like a madman onto the field…weird…
three minutes of injury time – still 2-2. if Canada holds on they win the group!
There are still a few minutes left including injury time…if this result holds, I think that Costa Rica has done enough to move on to the next round regardless of the next result…second place if Jamaica wins, third place with 4 points if El Salvador wins (or ties I believe…is the first tiebreaker head-to-head in this competition?).
cann is in for jackson – only 5 minutes left…
A well-placed corner by Costa Rica gets put on goal but it gets cleared off the line! The 5 Canadian fans here must have skipped a heart beat.
ali gerba is in for will johnson.
I think Poppsie must have listed these espn soccernet lineups … (Ives is gooch in the house?)
There are still 20 or so minutes left but who has been everyone’s man of the match thus far?
can someone do me a favor and look at the espn soccernet link and tell me if under the Costa Rica substitutes is Warren Granados listed as a substitute one million times??? or am I crazy?
Canada looks content with this tie, and why not? With this result they clinch first place in Group A.
English broadcast (terrible commentary tho, I didn’t know Setanta had such awful commentators…)
Wow, I’m surprised. A “Lets go Canada” chant comes out of nowhere. It appeared as if there were few to zero Canadian supporters here today.
Ah, and in response the Costa Rican fans shout “Ole, Ole, Ole, Ticos! Ticos!”
I love when he claims Quaranta’s cap was a testimonal rather than actually giving him chance to prove his worth for a roster spot in 2010. The guy is still very young and creative. The second the USMNT lacks at times. Those who have watched him last year and this year knows how well he has been playing.
Costa Rica is applying the pressure and Canada is having a hard time finding a way to attack.
” Adu — who should be playing every minute of every game — is yanked”
I think this quote from Jamie Trecker says everything. The guy clearly has no idea what he is talking how foxsoccer.com gives him space for his poorly written column is beyond me.
it doesn’t look very empty to me
Jamie Trecker isn’t the brightest and is constantly proved wrong by the USMNT.
Trecker is a tool.
Hey bob, http://atdhe.net/7899/watch-costa-rica-vs-canada
I’ve stopped reading Trecker. I think he fancies himself the Jim Rome of soccer writers – to cool to think that anything is good. I have very little patience for people who prove their “high standards” by disdaining everyone else around them.
was thinkin the same thing slymer
Anyone read Jamie Trecker’s article today on FSC? I can’t stand that guy.
bob-Lots of Spanish feeds on justin.tv
any truth to Jozy going to Greece?
are there any websites to watch the canada costa rica game for free?
RE: Florida generalizers – Tampa has been great for soccer. Miami’s a poor sports support city in general.
A goalfest so far… poor defending by both sides…
The ball is cleared out and reaches the sideline. Players beware, coaches are getting aggressive about balls coming in their area. Kidding, Mexico fans!
First substitution of the match. Warren Granados replaces Armando Alonso for Costa Rica. What are everyone’s thoughts on the game thus far? Happy to see four goals through 40 minutes?
GOAL! Los Ticos even the score as Walter Centeno strikes a picture-perfect free kick. What a strike.
CANON GOALAZZO BY Centeno 2-2!
Gol Costa Rica!!!
Not so fast Florida detractors, the stadium is starting to fill up a bit more.
CANON GOALAZZO by DeJong…Canada 2-1!
GOAL!!! Canada gets a second as Marcel De Jong hits one from long range. 2-1 Canada.
GOAL!!! Josh Simpson hits a well-placed cross that Patrice Bernier easily knocks in. 1-1.
No offense to Florida in general but why do they keep getting games out there?
Florida International? That’s the best they could do for this “major” tourney?
GOAL!!! Sutton gets caught off his line and gets one Andy Herron floats one over his head. 1-0 Costa Rica!
what time are the kick offs?
You know, I expected a bigger crowd but the noise the fans here are making is impressive. And yes, the vuvuzelas did make their way to Miami.
Gonzalo Segares gets the first yellow of the game for a nasty tackle. It’s still early so lets find out if that comes back to haunt Costa Rica.
The stands are quite empty save for the bleachers on the north side of the stadium, which is full of Costa Rican red and Salvadorean blue.
stands are empty